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Italy, where they can steal your house

In the last days, the Italian press has been reporting more and more cases of people arriving home and finding it occupied by abusive dwellers.

It is unclear whether these people asked for the intervention of the Authorities, and what was the answer from them.

Housebreaking is a criminal offense punished by the Italian Criminal Code. In theory, the police a legal obligation to immediately interrupt any criminal offense.

At the same time the civil law provides that, when you are violently deprived of a good, you must go to court and exert a “spoliation action”, according to the Roman law tradition.

In some district, people are reportedly protecting their homes with various devices, including sirens.

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