Culture-Enriching Street Warfare in Catania

There was near-warfare between Italian and African street merchants at an open market in Catania, a city on the eastern coast of Sicily:

Scenes of urban warfare in Catania. Hard clashes at the Fira o Luni market between Italian and African street sellers. The two groups, composed of a few dozen people each, confronted each other with blows using sticks, blunt objects, and the throwing of bottles. A trader, probably Italian, also tried to run over African antagonists with a van, overturning some (display) benches.

The video was released online by the website Chronicle Vera and has gone viral in a short time. We do not know the reasons that gave rise to the clashes; they may have resulted from issues related to workstations and licenses, since very often the traders, especially foreigners, are not licensed.


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