Leaflets displaying poetry plastered over swastika-graffiti in Rome

Nobody knows who is behind the initiative, but many citizens rejoyced.

May 29, 2019 11:55
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A public bus is seen in downtown Rome, Italy

A public bus is seen in downtown Rome, Italy. (photo credit: REUTERS/TONY GENTILE)

Dozens of leaflets displaying poetry were plastered on the walls all over the Italian town of Fiumicino to cover swastikas and other hate symbol graffiti, the Italian press agency Ansa reported on Tuesday.

Fiumicino belongs to the Metropolitan City of Rome. The Italian capital's main airport is located there.

Among the graffiti concealed with poetry, there were some symbols of Forza Nuova, a neo-fascist movement and political party.

The leaflets contained verses by William Shakespeare and by Italian poets Giuseppe Ungaretti (1888-1970) and Sandro Penna (1906-1977). They were posted overnight between Monday and Tuesday.

Nobody knows who is behind the initiative. However, many citizens expressed their appreciation on social media, in Fiumicino and all over Italy.

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