Organized by the Lega Nord (Northern League) thousands of Romans took to the streets to demand a halt to the country’s out of control immigration and an exit from the eurozone in order to return to a national, Italian currency.
SOT Francesco Di Palma, demonstrator (Italian): “We, the people, we are upset because it’s unfair to have a Government that is not legitimate to represent us. They don’t represent the interests of the people. We came here at our expense because we want Italy to change. We want to vote, now!”
SOT, Matteo Salvini, Northern League party leader, (Italian): “A nation that has no control over its own currency is a slave country. We must go back to having our own national currency, an Italian currency for young Italians and for Italian entrepreneurs, there are no half-ways. Who is in Brussels defending the Euro, Merkel, and the EU of Banks and immigration, they will never be our allies, that’s out of the question.”