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Naples protests call for ‘revolt’ against banks

Casual workers, grassroots unions and unemployed people demonstrated in Naples, Italy, Saturday with a procession starting from Piazza Mancini, near the Central Station to the prefecture. A thousand or so demonstrators, escorted by the police. followed a banner calling for ‘revolt’ in the country, and opposition to the unelected government of former European Commissioner Mario Monti. Along the way protesters, armed with spray cans, decorated the entrances of banks and ATMs. The protest follows an ‘occupation’  earlier in the week of the seat of BNL bank in the southern Italian city. The excessive power of the banks, the controversial debt collection agency Equitalia as well as deregulatory labour reforms and the labour minister in particular were the focus of this protest. Check out photos of bank occupation here

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