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Italian students hold demonstration against war

12 December 2015 7:38


Hundreds of students in Italy have held an anti-war protest rally to condemn international arms trade and military spending.

The demo was staged on Friday outside the Turkish embassy and the headquarters of the country’s biggest bank, UniCredit, both in the center of the northern Italian city of Milan.

Students carried signs with the numbers of people killed in the wars in the Mediterranean region.

They also wrote “Stop War, not People” on the ground in front of the banking giant, and “No future without culture” outside the Turkish consulate.

They also lit flares and threw eggs at the bank headquarters in the Cordusio Square. The students say UniCredit is selling weapons around the world.

The demonstration outside the Turkish embassy came days after Turkey sent hundreds of troops to a camp near Iraq’s northern city of Mosul a week ago without the coordination with the Iraqi government. Iraq has vowed to take all necessary measures to protect its sovereignty.

The rally ended with a symbolic reference to terrorism by gathering in Piazza Fontana district where a terrorist attack occurred on December 12, 1969. In the deadly incident, a bomb was detonated at the headquarters of the National Agrarian Bank, killing 17 people and wounding 88 others.

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