The Italian Occupy Wall Street gets violent in the capital city of Rome. While the protest started civilly and peacefully, they did not remain this way.
“Italian police fired tear gas and water cannons Saturday in Rome as violent protestors turned a demonstration against corporate greed into a riot, smashing shop and bank windows, torching cars and hurling bottles,” reports CBS News.
There were tens of thousands of people at the protests and while the Italian Occupy Wall Street gets violent, it is important to remember that the other protests happening throughout the world are peaceful. Also, not every protestor was starting fires, destroying shops and participating in the riots. Unfortunately, many of those not participating in the violence were subject to the aftermath of thick black smoke and destruction.
“The clashes in the Italian capital left dozens injured, including several police officers,” reports the Washington Post. It is a shame that the Italian Occupy Wall Street gets violent when this movement was not created to be a violent rally, but to get the American government to finally listen to the people. Hopefully, the city of Rome can restore peace and those injured will recover fully.
So, who is to blame? Everyone involved in the violence is to blame. There was no reason to start the violence and those who started Occupy Wall Street certainly did not intend for it to become a violent riot.