In the morning of February 27th the eviction and demolition works at the Clarea mountain hut (meeting place of NO TAV resisters in Susa Valley) began along with transport of construction material and authorities’ land expropriation.
At around 8.30am Luca Abbà, a NO TAV activist, climbed an electricity pylon trying to slow down the military-industrial operation. A cop started climbing the pylon too, in an attempt to take him down —an absolutely murderous maneuver, without safety nets or any such equipment at the spot.
Despite the cops’ pressure, Luca communicated that he would not desist, and indeed he would have ascended higher if he had not suffered a strong electric shock, causing him to fall from several metres. The cops-murderers’ responsibility is irrefutable.
Luca was transferred by helicopter to the CTO hospital in Turin after almost an hour since the ‘accident’ caused by the repressive forces.
The works continued in the Valley, starting from the expropriation of land fields surrounded by Jersey walls.
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Diretta di Luca dal traliccio / Luca’s greetings from the pylon: ‘I salute you now, because a police climber is going up and I’m preparing to defend myself…’
Diretta con una compagna sulle condizioni di salute di Luca, ore 11.00 / Live connection with a comrade on Luca’s health, 11.00am: ‘Luca is currently in pharmacological coma; doctors declared him to be out of danger…’
Diretta con Nicoletta sulla mattinata in Clarea / Live with Nicoletta about the morning in Clarea hut: ‘If accidents happen in a construction site, works are immediately stopped, but not here…’
Diretta con Max su sgombero della Baita, tentato omicidio di Luca e altre infamie sbirresche / Live with Max about the hut eviction, the attempted assassination of Luca and other infamous maneuvers
Incoming updates until noon
At about 10.00am the last resister comes out from inside the hut.
At 10.40am police are interrogating the NO TAV people present around the hut.
At 11.00am we learn about the call of several 24hour strikes by CUB in Turin and the Cobas workers’ confederation in the low Susa Valley.
Also, at 11.00am the students in Ulzio interrupt the lessons and block the railway station.
At 11.30am NO TAV people concentrated in Bussoleno blocked the highway at the tollgate exit Bussoleno and also the national road SS25.
At 12.00pm comrades who went to the hospital let us know that the doctors said Luca is out of danger for his life. He is currently sedated (in pharmacological coma).
At 12.15pm the comrades in Bussoleno blocked also the national road SS24. The law enforcement forces are passing through Sestriere.
At 15.30pm the lines of road blockades continue and are becoming enlarged. At the same time, solidarity initiatives are expanding across Italy.
RESISTANCE EVERYWHERE! NO TAV!
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During the afternoon and evening of February 27th, besides the continuation of blockades in the Valley, several gatherings were organized across the country that naturally evolved into road and railway blockades. Anonymous hacked the websites of the Police and Carabinieri of Italy.
Some of the solidarity gatherings on the same day:
11.30 Bussoleno – Concentration at the roundabout Vernetto before entering in Bussoleno
13.00 Turin – Gathering in front of the prefecture in Piazza Castello
15.30 Turin – Gathering in front of the City Hall in Piazza Palazzo
14.30 Milan – Gathering in University Statale
15.00 Rome – Gathering in University La Sapienza (Faculty of Physics)
16.30 Naples – Gathering in Piazza Trento e Trieste
17.00 Turin – Gathering in front of the national television RAI headquarters in via Verdi
17.00 Rome – Gathering in Piazzale Tiburtino
17.00 Viareggio – Gathering at the railway station
17.00 Rho – Gathering at Centro Sociale Fornace (squat)
17.00 Monza – Gathering at FOA Boccaccio (squat)
17.30 Parma – Gathering in front of the prefecture
17.30 Florence – Gathering in front of the prefecture
17.30 La Spezia – Gathering in Corso Cavour, corner with via Rattazzi
17.30 Saronno – Gathering in front of the railway station
18.00 Bussoleno – Torchlight gathering in Piazza del Mercato
18.00 Chivasso – Gathering in via Torino
18.00 Milan – Gathering in Piazza San Babila
18.00 Vicenza – Gathering in Piazza Castello
18.00 Asti – Gathering in front of the prefecture
18.00 Bologna – Gathering in Piazza Nettuno
18.00 Ancona – Gathering in front of the railway station
18.00 Brescia – Gathering in Piazza della Loggia
18.00 Campobasso – Gathering in front of the prefecture
18.00 Pinerolo – Gathering at the railway station
18.00 Lodi – Gathering at the railway station
18.00 Reggio Emilia – Gathering in front of the prefecture
18.00 L’Aquila — Gathering in Piazza Regina Margherita
18.00 Palermo – Gathering in front of the prefecture
18.00 Cosenza – Gathering in Piazza XI Settembre
18.00 Cagliari – Gathering in Piazza Costituzione
18.00 Savona – Gathering in Piazza Sisto IV
18.00 Genova – Gathering in front of the prefecture
18.00 Trieste – Gathering in via Valdrivio 30
18.00 Novara – Gathering in Piazza Cavour
18.00 Padova – Gathering at the railway station
18.00 Benevento – Gathering in front of the prefecture
18.00 Cremona – Gathering in Piazza Roma
18.00 Treviso – Gathering in Piazza Aldo Moro
18.00 Crema – Gathering in Piazza Duomo
18.00 Pisa – Gathering in Piazza Logge dei Banchi
18.00 Mantova – Gathering in front of the prefecture
18.00 Nuoro – Gathering in Piazza Sardegna (Quadrivio)
18.30 Latina – Gathering at the public gardens
18.30 Reggio Calabria – Gathering in front of the prefecture
18.30 Ravenna – Gathering at the railway station and then by bicycle to the CMC headquarters
18.30 Alba – Gathering in Piazza del Duomo
18.30 Imperia – Gathering in Piazza San Giovanni
19.00 Naples – Gathering at the Central Railway Station
19.00 Perugia – Gathering in Piazza IV Novembre
19.00 Trento – Gathering Piazza del Duomo
19.00 Bergamo – Gathering in front of the City Hall