Romans to hold #Romadicebasta sit-in at Campidoglio on 27 October.
A demonstration under the banner Roma dice basta ("Rome says enough") is scheduled at Piazza del Campidoglio, the seat of Rome's city hall, at 10.30 on Saturday 27 October.
The non-political protest, which is open to "all citizens, associations, committees, districts and ages", has been organised by six Roman women whose professions range from architects and art historians to journalists and researchers.
The campaign is designed to highlight the current poor state of the capital, as underlined in a video featuring scenes of wild boar rampaging through uncollected rubbish, flooded streets caused by blocked drains, and a city bus in flames in central Rome.
Organisers insist that they will keep the movement from being hijacked by political parties however many of their supporters point the finger of blame for Rome's sorry state at the populist Movimento 5 Stelle administration of Virginia Raggi, mayor of the capital for more than two years.
#Romadicebasta, described as an "informal, democratic and progessive" campaign, is seen as a backlash against the shortcomings of the city's administration in sectors such as rubbish collection, the maintenance of roads and parks, and the public transport system. More details can be found on the Facebook page Tutti per Roma. Roma per tutti.
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Romans protest at city hall over Rome's sorry state
Piazza del Campidoglio, 00186 Roma RM, Italy