Posted on: 09/06/2020 11:37
Controversy between opposition and majority, under the sign of George Floyd, at the opening of sitting this morning in the Chamber, for the consequences of an initiative taken yesterday evening, at the end of the classroom work, by Laura Boldrini. The deputy Pd had intervened to remember the death of George Floyd, condemning any form of racism and discrimination, at the end of which a group of Dem deputies had knelt, replicating the form of silent and non-violent protest, which spread in the United States to condemn the death of an African American citizen killed by a police officer in Minneapolis.
The initiative was brought to the attention of the classroom by the intervention of Giovanni Donzelli (Fdi) and the morning weather immediately overheated. “That put in place yesterday by my colleague Laura Boldrini and other deputies of the Democratic Party who knelt in court in memory of George Floyd – said the deputy of Fdi in no uncertain terms – is a skit that also disqualifies the fight against racism itself.
“In Parliament you do not kneel, the institution must always remain standing. Furthermore, no one on the left had ever kneeled for the death of Pamela (the 18-year-old girl raped, killed and dismembered by a Nigerian in 2019, ed), for those of the police or for the many Italians who are taking their lives for the serious economic crisis due to Covid-19. Instead of doing this drama, the left wing in the government thinks about solving the many problems of Italy “.
THE Donzelli’s judgments triggered the reaction of the Democratic Party, Leu and 5Stelle. “I find it incredibly instrumental – said Lia Quartapelle (Pd) – that every time we talk about these issues the classroom must be divided, when instead racism, violence, intolerance should unite everyone. Too many times they make distinctions incomprehensible and I am proud to be part of a parliamentary group that yesterday wanted to join the squares all over the world and I am proud to have knelt as a sign of respect for those who suffer, also in Italy, for the violence and discrimination that occur all the days”.
“I am very impressed by Donzelli’s words – added Nicola Fratoianni (Leu) – I find the initiative taken yesterday by my colleagues full of dignity and respect for the values of this classroom. remove the gigantic problem of abuse and violence, the origin of which is only one: racial hatred, contempt for diversity. The demonstration of a few days ago at the Circus Maximus is an example, like the things that happen every Sunday in stadium curves. Being militant against racism on a daily basis is the highest form of respect for Parliament, those who do not recognize it obviously have some problems with the values of the Constitution “.
“When racism is condemned, it is necessary to know which side to stand on – said Giuseppe Brescia, president of the M5s of the Constitutional Affairs Committee – the gesture made last night must be respect and we must join that gesture. Only those who are in bad faith can make interventions of a certain type “.
“Yesterday we were thrilled – said the Northern League player Paolo Formentini – but it is one thing to unequivocally condemn the racism and death violence of George Floyd, a condemnation to which we join; another is to say, as Boldrini did, that the demonstrations took place with peace of mind, because it is not true. Just remember the devastation and violence that we have seen in the various cities of the United States “, after the death of George Floyd. “We always condemn racism, without if and without but – said Giorgio Silli (Change) – however the left continues and divides the world into good and bad and they, incidentally, are always on the side of the good. What reasoning is to say that who does not kneel does not condemn racism? It would be like saying that in order to be anti-fascist, one must be registered with the AMPI. These are misleading ways of reasoning, which lead people away from the fight against racism or fascism “. The current president Fabio Rampelli has tried to untie the regulatory knot: can we or may we not kneel in the classroom? “We have spent 15 minutes – Rampelli said – to discuss against racism, violence, discrimination and intolerance. So we have not spent our time badly. The regulation on the matter is not clear – specified Rampelli – because it is limited to say that the deputy must speak standing and the deputy Boldrini has respected this provision. On the symbolic event, nothing is foreseen, but in any case it was not outside the regulation. It will be a flaw, a gap that, if anything, will be deepened at for the regulation “.
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