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Culture minister slams 'unspeakable gesture' at St Mark's

2023-12-07T14:17:21.973Z

Highlights: Culture Minister Gennaro Sangiuliano says the move is a "vile and unspeakable gesture" He says the damage will be paid for by the public, who will pay for the damage done to St Mark's Basilica in Rome. The minister says he is waiting for the Senate to give the go-ahead for the move to be carried out. The move was condemned by the Vatican, which said it would not allow the use of fire extinguishers in public places. The Vatican said the move was an act of vandalism.


Culture Minister Gennaro Sangiuliano on Thursday strongly condemned the protest by climate activists in Venice that involved using fire extinguishers to spray liquid mud on St Mark's Basilica in what they said was a "fire alarm". © ANSA


(ANSA) - ROME, DEC 7 - Culture Minister Gennaro Sangiulianoon Thursday strongly condemned the protest by climate activistsin Venice that involved using fire extinguishers to spray liquidmud on St Mark's Basilica in what they said was a "fire alarm".
   He described the action as "a vile and unspeakable gesture" andas a "disfigurement to one of the most illustrious symbols ofthe national cultural heritage that must be firmly sanctioned".
   "The Senate has passed the bill approved by the government thatpunishes eco-vandals by forcing them to pay out of their ownpockets for the restoration" of the monuments and works of artthat they potentially damage, continued the minister.
   "We are waiting for the final green light from the Lower House.
   Those who damage will pay economically in the first person,"said Sangiuliano. (ANSA).

Source: ansa

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