The video immortalized by the mayor of Avellino, Gianluca Festa, which in the center of the city of Campania, takes part in the local nightlife, without taking into account the social distancing and anti-gathering rules, being surrounded by hundreds of local children. According to what reported by The morning, it seems that the first citizen initially wanted to talk to the young people, only to join them later.
Festa, mayor since June 2019 and former basketball player, in the videos he takes selfies, jokes with the boys and sings together with their stadium choirs against the Salernitana Calcio, historic rival of Avellino: “We are not Salerno.” “There are those who attack and demonize young people. And it does not seem to me that it has achieved results – Festa wrote on Facebook – I have always been comfortable with young people. This is why I decided to make an inspection on the pedestrian area last night, to make sure that even the resumption of nightlife was in full compliance with the rules. I must say that I have found a calm and cheerful atmosphere. I stopped to say goodbye to many young people I met along my way, enthusiastic about the newfound freedom “. “Does it bother you that I’m in contact with my people? Would anyone prefer me behind a desk to sign restrictive rules? – he continued – I am the mayor of the Avellinesi. And where Avellino’s life is there, I am. Look elsewhere, here I am keeping everything under control. ” A message also against the President of the Campania Region, Vincenzo De Luca, which issued strict rules on nightlife and closing times of the premises, calling for order and compliance with the rules.