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Mayor Gaetano Manfredi of Naples, Italy Banned Fireworks for New Year’s Eve; Watch the Defiant Response From Neapolitans


The Italian resistance came out in full force on New Year’s Eve. Two days before it was time to ring in 2022, Mayor Gaetano Manfredi banned fireworks due to COVID-19.

Shooting off “barrels” is a popular tradition, and Manfredi used the fear of increased hospitalizations to control Naples residents.

Italy 24 News reported on the ordinance issued by the mayor:

L’trade union ordinance signed today from mayor Gaetano Manfredi has:

“the absolute ban on the use and detonation of fireworks, firecrackers, barrels, rockets and similar pyrotechnic devices, even if freely sold, throughout the city from 16:00 on 31 December 2021 to 24:00 on 1 January 2022. Unless the fact constitutes a crime, violators of the prohibition referred to in this ordinance are punished by applying the administrative sanction provided for by art. 7 bis of Legislative Decree 267/2000, for an amount between € 25.00 and € 500.00, the seizure of the pyrotechnic material used pursuant to art. 13 of Law 689/1981 and subsequent confiscation pursuant to art. 20 paragraph 5 of the aforementioned law “.

“It is necessary – it is pointed out – to regulate the use of the aforementioned explosive or flammable fireworks, considering the need to guarantee the safety and health of citizens and patrimonial integrity as a priority and which responds to the sensitivity of the community
civil Neapolitan the need to protect domestic and non-domestic animals “.” The only possible measure is represented by the prohibition of the use of any fireworks with a sound, flammable and explosive effect, the potential danger of which is objectively implicit from 16:00 of 31 December 2021 at 24:00 of 01 January 2022 “.

In regard to avoiding further hospitalizations, Italy 24 News added:

But it doesn’t stop there. Among the reasons given by the mayor, there is also that of avoiding hospitalizations in hospitals already full for Coronavirus. “In the current health emergency situation – it is written in the ordinance – the increase in hospitalizations, following accidents caused by barrels, would represent a particular vulnerability for health professionals, already tried so much by months of pandemic “.” Therefore, it is necessary to take all possible actions to avoid further congesting the emergency rooms “. Therefore,” it is necessary to balance the interest of those who legitimately want to celebrate the arrival of the new year, above all to leave behind the hard moments linked to the very long pandemic, with the incompressible right to the protection of the physical integrity of people and animals.”

Naples residents didn’t take too kindly to the ordinance.

Watch their response below:

One reporter was outside providing coverage when the furious boom of fireworks erupted across Naples:

It was the second year in a row that Naples residents defied a fireworks ban:

There’s a great lesson here from Naples to ring in 2022.

It’s long past time to ignore all ordinances, mandates, and other anti-freedom policies issued by wannabe tyrants.

Life moves on, and COVID-19 is no different.

The citizens of every nation must band together, resolve petty differences, and tell these authoritarians to get lost with their globalist agenda.


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