The demonstration against school-work alternation (Photo Mianews)
Turin, students in the square against school-work alternation: the demonstration for Lorenzo Parelli, who died in the factory on the last day of the internship
Moments of tension this morning a Turin during student demonstration in piazza Arbarello against school-work alternation, promoted to remember Lorenzo Parelli, the 18 year old who died on the last day of his internship, hit by a beam in an engineering factory in the hamlet of Lauzacco (Pavia di Udine).
Turin, clashes with the police: 20 students injured
Despite the ban on marching due to the restrictions provided by the orange zone, the 200 participants in the garrison in Piazza Arbarello tried to force the barriers of the police forces, even with the use of a van, in an attempt to go in the procession towards the streets of the city center. The police reacted with some lightening charges and the use of batons at Corso Siccardi. The clashes would last for about two hours.
“We tried to pass because it is an important cause, you cannot die of alternation”, the students explained to Corriere, denouncing “a disproportionate use of force”.
According to the students, there are a total of about 20 children who are bruised. Some were taken away in an ambulance, others treated on the spot. “The government defends free child labor with a truncheon, it’s very serious,” said Simon Vial of the Communist Youth Front. “We are facing an unsustainable restriction of the spaces of democratic accessibility”.
Among the bruised, also the president of the student council of Turin, Federico Bernardini. “I was guaranteeing security when I too was hit twice in the arm and smeared on the head,” he told the newspaper. “We came to the streets for Lorenzo’s death, we couldn’t even negotiate to get a small path, we didn’t expect such violence”.
The Police Headquarters issued a statement at the beginning of the demonstration: “The promoters had formally pledged not to carry out parades”.
Turin, students: “We will not stop”. Solidarity with children from Cub Torino
The students, after reporting the numerous injuries following the police charges, let it be known: “We are going ahead with the protest”. In the meantime, Cub Torino expressed “full solidarity” in a note, reaffirming its commitment “to the abolition of school-work alternation, a standard that makes the schools subordinate to the business system and it is aimed only at training the younger generations in conditions of exploitation and precariousness “.
The mobilizations are affecting all of Italy. “This is not school, it is not work. We want safety and rights, stop PCTs and internships that teach precariousness”, is the message of the student union. The Middle Students Network. Actions and flash mobs also in Milan, Rome, Mantua, Potenza, and other Italian cities.
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