Arson Attack on Car of Turkish Consulate in Genoa, Italy

Published December 2, 2019


Anarchist Cell Lorenzo Orsetti claimed responsibility for the arson attack on a car that belonged to the Turkish consular body in Genoa, Italy on November 29.

The following is from their statement:

The military in the streets of Genoa, on whom do they make war?

You cannot understand war unless you live it with your senses.

Seeing mutilated bodies, breathing in the acrid smell of blood or sulfur from fired bullets, the clatter of bombs that demolish buildings or the writhing of sheet metal, is something that most of us Westerners born after the second global conflict, have succeeded in see only on TV.

We have absolutely no idea what it means to have war at home.

In Genoa, in the very central Castelletto in the early afternoon of November 29 [2019], while Black Friday is raging, we took the trouble to burn a car.

It belonged to the Turkish consular body.

The tire roar, the smell of burning plastic, the flames, the smoke; here, what the inhabitants of the rich [city] have lived for a few minutes is a ridiculous percentage of what it means to have war at home, excluding the atrocious scenes of torn bodies.

Wars that all states, particularly the most “developed,” perpetrate with rigorous constancy against their own and others’ populations…

War is the only way a state has to affirm and impose its existence on its borders and outside them.

This happens because war is the oxygen of capitalism.

Without war, capitalism would die.

The states with their own armies must occupy and destabilize the territories in order to be able to plunder resources, they must terrorize the populations–otherwise they would not have new exploited to use for their own interests…

It is up to us anarchists to close the account opened with those who one day decided that some with strength and arrogance could subjugate others.

We must be a constant thorn in the side of the oppressor, we must be the ones to dictate the times of the attack and not to fling ourselves only when the lightning of repression falls here and there in the world.

With tenacity and the organization of small informal groups, from a thorn we can become a dagger and sink the blade to the bottom.

Solidarity with all those anarchist prisoners in the world who face imprisonment with their heads held high disregarding judges and prosecutors as possible interlocutors.



Anarchist Cell Lorenzo Orsetti