Genoa – The dispute between a Genoese banker and the local police could end in the classrooms of a court after the protest on social media for a fine for having eaten in a packed lunch sitting in Piazza Loading, historic center.
The spread of the protest for the 300 euro fine (200 for the packed lunch and 100 for feeding the pigeons) was followed by the dissemination of some videos that would film the scene that led to the decision of the agents to sanction.
A reconstruction of the facts that could lead the “contenders” to turn to a judge to determine if there has been correct application of the regulations in force.
On the Facebook profile of the mulate we read:
“Today, during my work break, I bought a cone of mixed fried shrimp and squid and a can of beer in the Sottoripa fry shop, then I sat in the warm sun under the Rubattino statue in Piazza Loading and I started to consume my lunch.
At one point I was approached by four local police officers who told me to get up and leave because, according to the municipal regulation, it would be forbidden to sit on the steps of the monument.
Instinctively I laughed and asked what I was doing wrong. An agent then asked me to give him an identification document that I handed over.
I looked around in vain to see if there was any sign indicating the prohibition, between surprise and disbelief I got up and finished my meal leaning against a stake in the square. Then I deposited the garbage in a container and asked the officers to give me the document back, since I had to go back to work.
The agents, in addition to the document, also gave me two reports that I attach to the post: one for 200 euros because “I was camping in a place not permitted by law” and the other for 100 euros because “I was feeding the pigeons”.
I have to the four boys, all of them not sure what he was doing and I added that it is that he was eating a legalized perpetual robbery to a human being who was eating peacefully in space a public.
They replied that by doing their job, that is to enforce the rules and punish those who transgressed them.
Then I replied that the prisoners of the concentration camps had done the same in the past ”.
The post continues with the description of what would have happened later, with the intervention of other people and a protest that became much more “agitated”.
Now it will be the testimonies of the people present and the video of the surveillance cameras in the area to clarify what really happened in Piazza Loading.
The news of the sanction has sparked lively reactions on social media dividing public opinion between those who defend the work of the local police and those who, on the other hand, side with the person sanctioned.