Trieste, April 2nd, 2014. – The arrest, in Italy, of several supporters of the independence of Veneto opens, and not for the first time, credibility issues which are typical characteristics of Italian politics, since it has always been hard understanding how true both the behavior of some extremists and the accuses they are charged with were.
In Port-War Italian history, in fact, ranging from Southern Tyrol to Sicily, it became a very common case that of extremist groups either created or agitated for the purposes of certain instigating agents, as well as the accuses of subversion wiped – without even a foundation – against either autonomy or right/left wing activists.
As for such provocations, in the past months, our Movimento Trieste Libera (Free Trieste Movement) has been a target of these as well, despite having nothing to do with the Italian movements for secession, since our Movement does only take care of the international, juridical status of Trieste and that of its Free Port, enforced by the Treaty of Peace of Paris of 1947 and violated by the Italian Government to whose, back in 1954, Trieste was assigned under trusteeship and under temporary civil administration.
As for Trieste, it does raise a certain perplexity the fact that, starting in 2007, Italian authorities allowed and officially gave credit to an operative federation of both revanchist and nationalistic European movements whose headquarters range from both thee Baltic and the Black Sea.
This is why Movimento Trieste Libera invites both the Italian movements demanding autonomy/independence and the organs of the Italian State to avoid extremism and provocations, as these are of no use to them and, in fact, such things are harmful for everybody.