Italy: Statement of solidarity with Mattia and Fede

During the night between 14 and 15 June, two anarchist comrades were arrested in Milan, at Lambrate train station, accused of possession of explosive material. They are presently being held in the prison of San Vittore.

The two were in the station but they fled the view of some officials, attracting the attention of police who were then stopped them. Checks determined the two were undocumented and already known to police for numerous precedents. One of them was believed by the cops as belonging to the eco-anarchist scene and the police have ordered a search of his apartment, which has led them to discover “pyrotechnic” and “arsonist” material, all homemade, a fuel tank, ski mask and wig.

from informa-azione:

16/06/2011 – we receive and impart:


“The bicycle is a vehicle of human muscular propulsion, consisting of a frame on which are placed two aligned wheels, one behind and the other in front, and equipped with a mechanical system for transmitting power to the drive wheel”

Who knows what other power our two comrades had in their bodies, who on the night of June 15 and 14 were arrested in Milan in the Lambrate area.

Surely that of the individual in revolt.

Mattia and Fede, anarchists, found their road blocked by a patrol of the Railway Police as they were giving free rein to the propulsion developed by their legs on the pedals of their bicycles.

Having no ID documents on them they are brought to police headquarters for questioning and, during the search, the guards come across some Diavolin firelighter in Matthia’s backpack, with matches and a cigarette assembled.

From here, a house search at the home of Matthias where certainly not illegal objects are found.

Beyond the use that one or both comrades had wanted to make of that nice assemblage, our solidarity goes to them and to all those who daily put themselves in play fighting against the State, its harmful effects, against all hierarchy and for human and animal liberation. Instead, our disgust at those who, like the organs of the Press, describe the two cyclists as common thugs.

At times like this, where dozens of comrades are locked up, and just as many are subjected to restrictive measures or are under investigation, it is important to take action to make our solidarity felt.

To each the choice of how to use this weapon.

Anarcho-cyclist solidarity
June 16, 2011

Addresses to write to the comrades:

Matthias Petit
Federico Buono

Piazza Filangieri, 2
20123 Milan

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