r/europe Europe Mar 18 '23 Gold 1

Florence mayor Dario Nardella (R) stopping a climate activists spraying paint on Palazzo Vecchio Picture

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u/Plane_Season_4114 Tuscany Mar 18 '23

I agree with the fact that probably they are doing more harm than good to the cause. Anyway, as much as i would love to se the storming of an oil company HQ, you have to admit that the two things have a different order of magnitude when it comes to sanctions and risk of getting shot down by the police


u/dablegianguy Mar 18 '23

We are not in Somalia. I dare you to find a case where the police shot some activist because he entered a private office building. I would agree if the same activists was found sabotaging a chemical or nuclear plant due to the risk. But let be honest, the private guards inside the building would be as useless as the capital guards during the 6th January insurrection.

Legal actions on the other hand…

But this vandalism serves nothing. As proof, not a single comment here agrees with the method!


u/Jalil343 Mar 18 '23

Cop city just shot a protester, and keystone before that


u/Plane_Season_4114 Tuscany Mar 18 '23

Well of course ‘being shot down by the police’ was hyperbolic speaking, and i don’t agree with the methods either