Sicilians use satire to combat illegal parkers

Aug 24, 2015 616

In a country where extortion is common in some cities for simply parking your car on the street , the so-called 'parking course' struck a chord. The Facebook page was founded by a group of activists from the Sicilian city of Catania who call themselves "Let's Park the Catania Valets". Several parking extortion incidents have made headlines there in recent months.

On their page the group says: "The time has arrived to say enough is enough." The spinoff Facebook 'course', entitled "Course for becoming an illegal valet", says the fees for the course must be paid immediately and promises to teach participants how to distinguish a revenue official from a police officer.

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