(ANSA) – Palermo, May 17 – Students in Palermo on Friday are protesting against the suspension of a high school teacher accused of failing to oversee the activity of a group of students who compared the government’s migrant and security decree to the Fascist racial laws.
The students are planning to stage a protest at 4 pm local time in front of the prefect’s office in the Sicilian city to ask for the “immediate suspension” of the controversial measure against Professor Rosa Maria Dell’Aria, which has been criticized by teachers and Palermo Mayor Leoluca Orlando.
Former Senate speaker, Pietro Grasso, the leader of the left-wing Free and Equal (LeU) party, published the students’ video on Facebook.
In a Facebook post, Grasso wrote: “Past and present measures and choices are linked with shrewdness and intelligence – maybe the intelligence is scaring (Matteo) Salvini, he said, referring to the deputy premier, interior minister and leader of the anti-immigrant Euroskeptic League party who drafted the government’s decree.
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