|Three new groups form in Italy!
The Save Movement – Italia is a regional page meant as a central resource for Italian Save groups, as part of our ongoing efforts to expand and increase our presence for the animals.
Those efforts include organizing tours, such as the one currently taking place in Italy with organizer Christina, Karol and Simone.
Organizer Christina shares more details. More on individual vigils below:
“Our first stop on the tour was Rome; we met with the current group, NOmattatoio – Italy Save Movement, and worked on building a stronger team and helping them develop their vigils as they were not able to stand by the slaugherhouse entrance nor stop the trucks. Currently Simone Scampoli — who will be the new regional organizer from Italy — is talking to new people who will help build the group even stronger, still with help and participation from the previous activists and organisers.
After this we continued to (Firenze) Florence where the organizers managed to build a really good friendship with the police and we managed to stop all trucks and build trust with the workers. The group is very strong and even managed to get in the biggest local newspaper for their first vigil, with a very positive article.
We then continued to Cremona where we met with a smaller but very strong group of activists. They were so motivated, we did not only host one but two vigils with them. In Cremona the police ended up stopping the trucks for us, showing their badges and defending us in front of an angry driver. We also got a local newspaper article written about us here and Simone got on TV speaking about the vigils and the local activists.
We are now in Como where we have held our presentation, it is a small group but several of the activists came with the idea that they would not want to participate in the vigil, but after the presentation they decided they will join us tomorrow.
Last stop will be Milan, where we have very strong local activists waiting for us. Como and Milan will be supporting each other, and the activists from Cremona are also joining us in Milan.
Even though this tour is ending soon, we have gotten in contact with even more groups wanting to get started, so soon Simone will travel back to help new groups in Bologna, Napoli and perhaps even more cities.”
These organizing endeavours are paying off. Groups are forming at a rapid pace.