On Thursday 7 February 2019, the eviction of the squat “Asilo occupato” (“the occupied kindergarten”) in Turin, occupied since 1995, began. The eviction was carried out as part of the “Operazione Scintilla” (“Operation Spark”). Six anarchists were arrested afterwards. A seventh person is still being searched for.
The charges are serious: formation of a subversive association, incitement to crime and the possession, manufacture and transportation of explosives in a public place. The charges are related to the resistance against the Italian migration regime, namely against the deportation camps/prisons. The Asilo was evicted as part of this operation because the state regards it as the “logistical and operational base” of this “subversive, insurrectional association”.
Here is the full description of the case with a call for support of the arrested.
The A-Fund decided to send 421 euros to the solidarity group of the repressed.
If you want to make sure that any anarchist anywhere in a similar situation is supported, you should really kick in to International Anarchist Defense Fund!