Environment / Politics

Drama unfolding in Genoa

After yet another flooding in Genoa, an angry crowd confronted Mayor Marco Doria, who needed a sizable security detail to tour the devastated city. The population blames the chronic lack of maintenance to the sewers and the territory in general for the recurring disasters.

The local Archbishop, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, also made a public statement implicating that the Authorities should do more in the field of disaster prevention and management.

The Head of the Italian Emergency Services, Prefect Franco Gabrielli, admitted that “someone made some mistakes”, while Prime Minister Matteo Renzi labeled the lack of maintenance as “unbelievable”. Governor of Liguria Claudio Burlando used instead the term “intolerable”.

The Five Stars Movement will ask the Mayor to step down.

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