Students Occupy Leaning Tower of Pisa


ITALY – Around 20 students occupied the Leaning Tower of Pisa on the 25th, with the tower itself surrounded by more students blocking entrances to the tower.

“We’ll besiege every palace and we will not give the government a break until it resigns.” -demonstrator

Thousands of students through out Italy have been protesting austerity. Students in Rome stormed the Coliseum. Students at the University of Pavia have occupied the Humanities faculty. Students in Turin occupied the Mole Antonelliana, a landmark of the city. Students at the University of Naples, L’Orientale, occupied the historic Giusso palace, home the Social and Political Philosophy Department.

University of Pavia occupied

Students in Pisa also blocked an airport runway.


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