Rome’s Bubbly New Logo And Its Fascist Critics
Rome’s new tourist logo, a shield with colored bubbles replacing the traditional crown, aroused the ire of the neo-fascist punks: “Members of the far-right Youth Front on Tuesday made Fascist salutes and shouted “mercenaries” at Rome city officials over a new English-language logo used to promote the Eternal City, which simply says “Rome & You,” writes ANSAen, an Italian news site. “The (old) shield with SPQR on it represents our roots,” the protesters declared.
The new logo, which even a left-wing observer refers to as “controversial as usual,” is one of the many Italian touristica logos that have prompted criticism among Italians of all political stripes.
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