about 10.000 protesters marching on Saturday sept 25th in the streets of
Rome against Green Hill and against vivisection!
I guess this was probably the biggest AR demo ever, maybe not only in Italy.
we knew this demo would attract thousands of non-activists or just animal-lovers,
outraged by the latest EU directive and the news on vivisection becoming
public and spread all over, we decided to use this demo to give a lot of
speeches on abolitionism, antispeciesism connected to racism, grassroots
activism, campaigning with no political flag or big organization needed,
veganism, direct action and supporting prisoners. The crowd cheered and
liked them all, especially when we said we were there with no political
flags or big AR groups names! We gave hundreds of specific flyers inviting
dog lovers to become vegan and active for the animals.
vegan food and asked on our 7.000 strong nesletter to bring only vegan food
and think about becoming vegan.
We sold a lot of books/booklets on animal liberation, campaigning, direct
action, radical ecology. We collected money to help rehabilitate the Morini
beagles in some sanctuaries.
in the last square was an emotion, with thousands and thousands of people
behind, without possibility to see the end of the march... it took almost
30 minutes for all the people to be there... after 15 minutes we had to
phone the second van of the demo to ask where they were, since they could
not be seen... incredible!
is so much to be told on this demo. We have more plans and will use this
new strength to spread action against vivisection all over Italy.
will be a national (maybe international?) week of action againstvivisection
and against Green Hill from November 1st to 7th. We expect a lot of demos
to take place all over the country.
on saturday many groups not connected to us organized many more small demos
against vivisection in torino, Milano, trento, catania, cagliari, firenze...
all of them together gathered a couple thousands more people speaking up
against vivisection, even if in most cases with a different approach to