San Rocco’s modest proposal
San Rocco (see links) have just posted a series of beautifully sarcastic images in response to newly proposed Italian legislation, following the recent student demonstrations in Rome, to curb access to protest in public space. The text and a few of the images are reproduced below.
On December 18, Italian Minister of the Interior Roberto Maroni officially supported a proposal by Undersecretary Alfredo Mantovano to extend the anti-hooliganism police measure known as “Daspo” (an acronym for Divieto di accedere alle manifestazioni sportive, or prohibition of access to sporting events) to regulate access to public spaces on the occasion of political rallies.
The proposal was made on the heels of student demonstrations in Rome and has been enthusiastically supported by several of the Minister’s brilliant peers, such as the Mayor of Rome, Gianni Alemanno, and Senator Maurizio Gasparri.
In the images below, San Rocco has envisioned a modest proposal of its own to introduce efficient technological devices to regulate access to public space.”