Sunday, November 16, 2014

Livorno Won't Give Up

Demonstration across the center, Livorno
Yesterday, on a rainy Saturday afternoon, a demonstration of thousands of people has crossed the center of Livorno, from Piazza della Vittoria to Piazza Cavallotti. They were protesting against the loss of jobs caused by a string of factory closures, which will have a severe impact on the already dire state of our city's economy.
Demonstration across the center, Livorno
Last October TRW Automotive, now owned by the German group ZF Friedrichshafen, has announced the closing of its plant in Livorno, with the layoff hundreds of workers. “Livorno non si piega” (Livorno won't give up) was one of the most repeated slogans during the demonstration.

External links: TRW Automotive - ZF Friedrichshafen (Wikipedia)

14 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Doesn't sound good my friend. Sorry to hear.

Revrunner said...

Good demonstration shots, VP. Sorry to hear about the job losses.

Randy said...

Good for them. I wish more people here would get worked up over things.

William Kendall said...

That certainly does not sound good.

Jack said...

I certainly appreciate and understand their frustration.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I hope their protests bring some positive results VP.

Dina said...

It is a sad situation.

I like to enlarge your photos and look at each face. People with new worries.

Gunn said...

I hope things will soon turn and become better!
Strong and important documentary images.

Karl Demetz said...

Very sad situations, I saw these demonstrations on TV...

Lois Evensen said...

How very sad for those living there.

Birdman said...

This is a story that is repeated in many towns and cities these days.

cieldequimper said...

Looks like France...

Lowell said...

So sad. It would be a terrible thing to lose one's job these days!

Stefan Jansson said...

Sad news for everyone who worked there, and their families.