While crossing the Accademia Bridge the other morning, I heard the sounds that herald a demonstration (manifestazione) … whistles, bull-horn, etc.
There has been quite a lot in the local newspapers about the cuts to the cleaning budgets for schools, with the result that schools apparently are becoming more and more dirty (sporco) and unhygienic.
This was a group of mothers (and a few fathers) and cleaning staff who had marched from Piazzale Roma and were heading across the city, making their feelings known publicly. Sometimes, there are more police than demonstrators, but not this time.
I wonder if there will be a positive outcome?