But in fact, already in Rome, the cavalcade of the "Captain" was begun in so much less triumphant than expected. At the gate, waiting to board the plane, more than one approached him for a selfie, but not so far from there who has not enjoyed for nothing the thing. "But these are not remembered when the lord threw the mud on the South or wished eruptions?" he started to comment in such a way as to be heard a group of professionals, immediately looked at askance by the band of the leader of the League. Salvini has calmed the minds, the time has come to embark, and the thing ended with no accidents or big words.
And if you just landed on the surprising news of the rejection of the referendum on the electoral law that makes him promise "we will continue our battle to elect directly the president of the Republic", the piazza Lamezia certainly not improve your mood. In the square, to challenge it the leading league has found at least three hundred people, exactly how many of you are crowded under the stage set for him. But definitely the most noisy and colourful.
"Salvini-January in Calabria is the month of the pig" was read on one of the cartels, "the Lamezia do not alloy" on the other. Or again, "Salvini you're not sick, only healthy son of patriarchy." No codes, no flags, much of the historical left of the city and province, a little bit of sardines, but especially the common people. "We came all the way from Cortale - village of the province, half an hour of curves from Lamezia - to say that this here does not represent us" says a group of very angry lord, armed with whistles. From the program, they and other protestors would not have had to be there, but merely a procession in the streets nearby. When, however, the protesters have focused on the square, were too many for them to contain. The deployment of the police was limited to keep them far enough from the stage, but is certainly not able to silenziarli. And they are tired for a moment to blow the whistle, shouting slogans, or invite Salvini to go away.
He has tried to ignore them. Protected volume-disco of the amplifiers has started to contact the square if the protesters did not exist, sciorinando the usual script from the election campaign. Thunder against "the left of the bankers," and against "the phenomena that they want to replace the calabrians who run away with small boats and barges", promises of "houses, popular and regional contributions for the calabrian," of the hospitals to reopen-and model-Friuli to be applied in Calabria. But it is a script now known even to those who of its the listen.
Salvini is distracted, exhaust. The amplifiers do their job but from the bottom of the square come the whistles, the screams, the protests. And at the end he blurts out. "There are the children of mom and dad that have failed of their educational project, perhaps - the threat - we should reintroduce conscription". But the crowd answers "you fool, you fool". "It has already happened, depending on the cultural depth of who I disputes - replies to him on the other side of the piazza. It is a question of good manners," he says with irony that fails to hide the irritation.
A couple of hints to the "family composed of mom and dad" as the only possible and the law on the legitimate defense because "the Calabria is open to good people, but thieves, rapists and criminals, you pissed off", two bars poisonous on Renzi and Zingaretti, and it's all over. "Go whistle them." Twelve minutes in all of the nation, then the space to the selfie. "Who wants a photo of you care to sit at my right hand, left I can not say it" screams Salvini, ready to the usual rite, and that between a picture and a joke goes on for at least 40 minutes, if not more. Exactly 4 times those used for unto the crowd.
From the square, the protesters repeatedly shouting "you go or no?", but he undaunted smiles on command to the objective. Background, a compilation strictly Italian. But in addition to the sovranista Cuccarini, the speakers raises the hit the most notes, Vasco Rossi, Gianna Nannini and Edoardo Bennato, who have repeatedly made it known not to like that their pieces to resonate in the squares leghiste. And while Salvini snaps selfie, you listen to even Lucio Dalla singing "a true family and its not I have it and my home is Piazza Grande".
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