Italy – Statement of solidarity with Mattia and Fede-The charm of the devil smoking a cigarette

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The charm of the devil smoking a cigarette

Italy – Statement of solidarity with Mattia and Fede

Wednesday 23 June 2010

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“The bicycle is a vehicle of human muscular propulsion, consisting of a frame on which are placed two aligned wheels, one behind and the other in front, and equipped with a mechanical system for transmitting power to the drive wheel”

Who knows what other power our two comrades had in their bodies, who on the night of June 15 and 14 were arrested in Milan in the Lambrate area.

Surely that of the individual in revolt.

Mattia and Fede, anarchists, found their road blocked by a patrol of the Railway Police as they were giving free rein to the propulsion developed by their legs on the pedals of their bicycles.

Having no ID documents on them they are brought to police headquarters for questioning and, during the search, the guards come across some Diavolin firelighter in Matthia’s backpack, with matches and a cigarette assembled.

From here, a house search at the home of Matthias where certainly not illegal objects are found.

Beyond the use that one or both comrades had wanted to make of that nice assemblage, our solidarity goes to them and to all those who daily put themselves in play fighting against the State, its harmful effects, against all hierarchy and for human and animal liberation. Instead, our disgust at those who, like the organs of the Press, describe the two cyclists as common thugs.

At times like this, where dozens of comrades are locked up, and just as many are subjected to restrictive measures or are under investigation, it is important to take action to make our solidarity felt.

To each the choice of how to use this weapon.

Anarcho-cyclist solidarity
June 16, 2011

Addresses to write to the comrades:

Matthias Petit
Federico Buono
Piazza Filangieri, 2
20123 Milan

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