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Palermo: students protest, executive calls Digos

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Students from the Pio La Torre state higher education institution in Palermo, who gathered in the school’s outdoor courtyard this morning, do not enter the classroom.

They are in an educational block because in the previous days the autonomous collective had asked the Dean for the possibility of holding a debate on the war in Ukraine in the presence.

Space that was denied with the manager’s request to carry out the moment of discussion within the individual classes or during the school assembly, which, however, takes place electronically.

“The manager – say the students – said that the initiative was denied because there is a risk that during the debate“ biased ”political points of view will emerge.

Hence the protest, which saw the intervention of the Digos to disperse the boys.

“What happened this morning at our school is very serious – says Flavio La Bruna, spokesman for the Autonomous Collective Pio La Torre – Faced with the legitimate requests of the students, the school responds with the police”.

“We want to talk about it, discuss it with each other, with the help of teachers and experts, to be able to better orient ourselves and develop our point of view about war. We want to do it within the school, because for us training does not only involve the study of history, geometry and other ordinary subjects “, they continue.

The arrival of the police, however, did not stop the protest that continues, the students say, until a circular is published certifying the authorization to hold the debate in person.

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