Police crack down on illegal La Sapienza raves

Photo credit: Il Messaggero

ROME - As many as 21 university students are under investigation for holding a string of illegal raves on university property across the Eternal City.

 Investigations by Il Messaggero disclosed that the Prosecutor’s Office in Rome has opened an investigation into a number of students at La Sapienza university for organising illegal parties across the capital. The events, attended regularly by circa 2,000 party-goers treated to live music and alcohol at slashed prices, have been taking place for a number of years, primarily at the university’s main courtyard by the famed statue of Minerva.

 Organisers are set to hold a further event on Friday, May 24, however this may well prove their last. Police are now investigating the events for alleged abusive use of university lands and for taking place without the necessary permission of local and university authorities. Organisers are also under investigation for having placed excess pressure on university officials to turn a blind eye.