Climate eco-anarchists in Rome turned the Trevi Fountain water black on Sunday after pouring diluted charcoal into the pool during a staged protest against public funding for fossil fuels they claim caused a recent flood that killed 14 people in northeastern Italy.
Protestors from the “Ultima Generazione” — translated as the “Last Generation” — climbed into the 18th-century fountain on Sunday morning with several banners that denounced paying for fossil fuels and mixed the carbonaceous material into the water as they shouted, “Our country is dying.”
Ecco il blitz di Ultima Generazione alla Fontana di Trevi #fontanaditrevi pic.twitter.com/GuF6vTo2nV
— Agenzia VISTA (@AgenziaVISTA) May 21, 2023
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Protesters linked themselves to the “LET’S NOT PAY FOR FOSSIL” campaign, the group’s website states, which asks the Italian government to stop public subsidies
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