Rome’s mayor vowed Friday to defend the Italian capital from criminals following a fire at an illegal landfill, the latest blow to an already beleaguered city.
“Rome is under attack. Under attack from criminals that continue to act against citizens,” Virginia Raggi said in a Facebook post hours after firefighters managed to bring the blaze in the eastern suburb of Collatina under control.
“We will not stand by and watch,” Raggi said.
“I have declared war several times on the mafia and I’m not afraid: Rome will not remain under the control of these criminals”.