Journalists to march on court against Mafia

Daniele Piervincenzi

ROME - The National Federation of the Italian Press and the National Order of Journalists plan to protest outside the Court of Rome in Ostia in response to the Spada clan members Roberto Spada and Ruben Nelson Alvez del Puerto assaulting the journalist Daniele Piervincenzi and the cameraman Edoardo Anselmi after they attempted to interview them on Nov. 7.

 The footage of Anselm’s camera of Spada head butting Piervincenzi before beating him with a pipe shocked the world. Italian authorities acted quickly and the actions were condemned by politicians across the country.

 The gathering is due to take place in Piazzale Clodio at 9:30 to 10:30, coinciding with the indictment of the two attackers who are accused of personal injury and private violence of Mafia method.

 The general secretary and president of Fnsi, Raffaele Lorusso and Giuseppe Giulietti, announced, "as happened in other cases, together with the National Council of the Order of Journalists, we have already decided to form a civil party in the event of a trial. Journalists must know that they are not alone and that no "head" can stop illuminating what is happening in every corner of the country. Because a free and authoritative information is primarily an inalienable right of citizens.”