There is a strange detail in the video released on social media by Biagio Passaro, leader of Io Apro, at the time of the raid on the national headquarters of the CGIL in Rome, during the No green pass event on Saturday 9 October last. Spread across various platforms, the video is longer but the interesting part concerns two men who once inside the union headquarters they change their clothes, as if to disguise themselves.
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At 0:02 the voice of Passaro announces “guys we are entering the CGIL”.
In the seconds that follow, the crowd, shot mainly from behind, crosses the entrance threshold and enters the union headquarters. There is excitement. At 0:11 an intimate voice to those present who had hit some installations: “Guys, don’t break!”. Accepted invitation that Passaro also addresses to the demonstrators, his voice stands out. A first corridor is passed. Passaro resumes on the right: a man from behind with a long yellow jacket, a hat on his head and glasses is visible, trying to force, by pushing, a locked glass door. He does not succeed, he gives up, the man does not use stronger manners. At that point (min 0:25) Passaro turns left and crosses the threshold of another entrance already open, repeating to the public who is watching the video: “Guys we are in the CGIL”. It’s minute 0:26. To understand, you have to look at least until 0:38.
In the middle of the corridor there is a young, slender, bare-backed man in gray shorts (perhaps a tracksuit), black glasses, a shaved head and a shirt wrapped around his waist that perhaps he has just taken off. Quickly put on a new black shirt and goes to meet the camera. We don’t know if he realized he was being filmed, probably not. As it happens a second young man, with clear glasses, short hair and black pants is doing the same, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. He looks towards the camera but we don’t know if he sees it.
We are at minute 0.32. Voices are heard more present. The words are not well understood but someone seems to invite us not to resume. You only distinctly hear a reaction: “and why?”. At that point the two young men enter a side room where furniture, objects and broken glass have been thrown to the ground are scattered on the floor. At the far end of the room is an open window. It is probable that it is the one that some demonstrators forced to enter the union headquarters. Towards the end of the video another man jumps out of the window holding up the CGIL flag as a trophy.
Passaro’s video chronicle continues but the question arises spontaneously: who are the two who change their clothes after the raid on the headquarters of the CGIL? Why do they do it? It is not usual to go to a demonstration with spare clothes and wear them during a raid. The union cameras that most likely captured the crowd, before being uprooted by a demonstrator, are positioned at the entrance to the headquarters. Why dress differently on the inside? Were they afraid of being filmed at the entrance? Didn’t they want to be identified? Same face, same clothing? Who I am? Why are they moving this way?
On the net there is talk of infiltrators who would have made the demonstration degenerate. The words of the mass media specialist a few hours ago reflect Carlo Freccero: “Every No Green Pass event is deliberately infiltrated. There is another serious episode to clarify: the photos of a demonstrator (in reality there are two, ed) who changes his clothes in the corridors of the CGIL to play the role of the fascist “. And he concludes: “The 2001 G8 is repeated twenty years later”.
Freccero’s reference is to what happened at the demonstrations in Genoa in 2001. Numerous infiltrators were identified in the parades who, before and after participating in the clashes and devastation, constantly changed clothes, some had even got out of police trucks. A network of provocateurs arrived at every point of the demonstrations to create clashes.
Yesterday an undercover agent who had taken part in those in Rome showed up at the police station in Rome. We have told the story here. Widely filmed, he first surrounds an armored police car in a square with the demonstrators, then attacks a protester or presumed protester together with the agents, savagely punching him while he is already immobilized and on the ground.