The right “is always the same and is concerned with giving more to those who have more and doesn't care about those who have less. And the left must instead focus on reducing inequalities." The secretary of the Democratic Party said it, Elly Schlein, who spoke in Piazza del Popolo during the national demonstration of the Democratic Party. “We are here to say a simple thing: enough with this government that targets the most vulnerable and wages war on the poor and not on poverty – he underlined -. Poor and blind is the politics that pursues power for power's sake. We need a policy to change the country" and "we must try to restore credibility to politics, a different policy to give people hope".
The Democratic Party "alone cannot be enough but, and if those who say they are an alternative to this right get it into their heads, without the Democratic Party it is impossible to build a new centre-left and go back to governing Italy". The president of the Democratic Party said it, Stefano Bonaccini, who spoke in Piazza del Popolo during the national demonstration of the Democratic Party. “In my opinion, the honeymoon between the government and the country is over. And I believe that it will not improve because the conditions of Italians and Italy are worsening."
For Bonaccini there are two rights that the Democratic Party "must always affirm, so that even those who will never vote for us can say that we fight for these: education and health". “Because we – he added – want a poor person to have the same rights to study and care as a rich person”.
Poland and Spain "have taught us that if united, the right can be defeated because it does not provide answers to the problems of our time and has no recipe other than that of the law of the strongest". The mayor of Rome said it, Roberto Gualtieri, who spoke in Piazza del Popolo during the national demonstration of the Democratic Party. “Thanks to those who arrived in this square after a long journey” and “thanks to our national secretary, Elly Schlein, for having strongly wanted this splendid square in Rome, which speaks of hope, participation, peace, rights, work, social and environmental justice – he explained -. They are the values, principles and objectives that inspire the commitment to relaunch and transform Rome. And they are the points at the center of the national and European democratic revival that this square wants to inspire and guide. A national responsibility that we must assume, in anticipation of the European elections” she underlined. “This joyful square tells us that we can win and we will win, and the victory begins today in Piazza del Popolo”.
The white, red and green flags of the Democratic Party fly in Piazza del Popolo in Rome. In the background a choir sings “Bella ciao”, the anthem of the resistance. Several hundred, from all over Italy, gathered for the national demonstration called by the Democratic Party in the capital entitled "For a fairer future. There is an alternative." Numerous peace flags are also flying in the square, held in the hands of the demonstrators. The word “peace” lights up the LEDs on the large screens at the sides of the stage.
In the square there are several tents used to collect signatures for the minimum wage and where it is possible to join the party. “Manifesto for peace, for the minimum wage, for the right to public health”, explains a young protester in the square. “I manifest against everything we don't have and I manifest for those who would like to do so and cannot, but also for that segment of people who don't vote because they are disappointed and discouraged, hoping that they too will take to the streets again,” she concludes.