Days before the election that saw Meloni take power, a video surfaced of a group of Italian protestors reportedly taking down the European Union flag at the E.U. headquarters in Rome. The Western Journal could not independently verify the video or when it was taken. Some commenters on Twitter have suggested the action came in response to E.U. Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen’s comments on Thursday from Princeton University where she gave a “veiled warning” to the Italian right, according to Reuters.
Chi sogna un’Italia orgogliosa, chi vuole tornare ad essere fiero della sua Nazione, della sua gente e della sua bandiera, il 25 settembre sceglie @FratellidItalia. Noi siamo pronti: ora è il vostro momento. #VotaFDI #Meloni pic.twitter.com/tf4Pq8k9w7— Giorgia Meloni 🇮🇹 ن (@GiorgiaMeloni) September 23, 2022
“My approach is that whatever democratic government is willing to work with us, we’re working together,” von der Leyen said.
Some time ago, a group of Italian patriots went to EU headquarters in Rome, removed EU flag and replaced it with the Italian one. The squalid threats of Ursula von der Leyen do not scare the Italians and cannot go unnoticed. Italy belongs to the Italian people. Get up Italy 🇮🇹! pic.twitter.com/y9uCueYDod— RadioGenova (@RadioGenova) September 24, 2022
She explained, “We’ll see. If things go in a difficult direction, I’ve spoken about Hungary and Poland. We have tools. If things go in the right direction and people as a body that is always… where always governments have to be accountable to play an important role.” Reuters reported that Salvini responded by denouncing the E.U. official’s comments as “shameful arrogance.” He tweeted, “What is this, a threat?” he wrote. “Respect the free, democratic and sovereign vote of the Italian people!”
Von der Leyen threatens the Italians: “We will see the result of the vote in Italy. If things go in a difficult direction, we have tools, as in the case of Poland and Hungary.” A desperate attempt to influence the vote in Italy that runs towards the far right. Game over Ursula! pic.twitter.com/MhkaiQus9x— RadioGenova (@RadioGenova) September 23, 2022
The Sunday election brought not just the most conservative prime minister to power in Italy since World War II, but also the first-ever woman. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Cos’è, una minaccia? Vergognosa arroganza. Rispetti il voto, libero, democratico e sovrano del popolo italiano! Amici di tutti, servi di nessuno. pic.twitter.com/aSUShmqFvY— Matteo Salvini (@matteosalvinimi) September 23, 2022