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This time we have a good March on Rome. Hundreds of farmers are marching with their tractors from several directions. The orography of the Italian peninsula, elongated and with intervening mountains, makes it difficult for farmers throughout the nation to concentrate together—for instance, farmers from Sicily won’t be able to join, despite their being the most determined among the protesters. However, organizers are confident that about 2,000 tractors will reach the capital city over Feb. 6-7. The first tractors to arrive are those from the Abruzzi region. Next are those from Tuscany.

The march on Rome was made possible thanks to a breakthrough among the various self-organized committees that decided to put aside divisive issues and join together in the battle to save Italian agriculture.

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