Wake Up Italy! London gets moving again
"Wake up Italy!" is the slogan chosen by Italians in London who will take to the streets once again on Saturday and Sunday to protest not only against the Berlusconi government, but most importantly to encourage the people to take a stance against the state of moral, economic and political decline which concerns the whole country.
The two-day program includes: Saturday from 2pm, a “travelling flashmob” in the city (meeting point Chalk Farm tube station), in which we will distribute leaflets and attempt to involve as many people as possible to attend the main event that will take place on the following day. Sunday from 2pm the demonstration "Wake Up Italy" will see hundreds of Italians (and whoever wants to join us) gathered in Richmond Terrace, opposite Downing Street (Westminster).
"Wake Up Italy!" not only wants to remind the world that the Italians of London, researchers, students and professionals want to join in a common cry of protest, but it also wants to finally give them a voice, inviting them to talk and share concerns and experiences.
The event was born again to the commitment and ideas of the Popolo Viola London, a movement that, since its birth on December 5th, 2009, has promoted peaceful events and demonstrations aimed at informing and make people aware of the Italian situation.
The Italian Embassy, the Consulate and Downing Street are but a few places that have been dyed purple (viola) in recent months. Not only the Italian ambassador in the United Kingdom but also the former British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown have received and considered the letters delivered to them during the events. Associations, movements and parties have now joined in and are not mentioned here only because the list grows by the hour and it would be unfair to forget someone. All Italian citizens (and whoever shares our cause) are invited to participate with their testimony and their contribution of ideas.
Saturday, February 12th, 2pm: “Travelling Flashmob” starting from Chalk Farm Tube Station.
Sunday, February 13th , 2pm demonstration "Wake Up Italy"- Richmond Terrace (Opposite Downing Street).
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