The Senegalese community in Florence is organising a national and peaceful rally in memory of Idy Diène, 54, the street vendor who was shooted dead on Ponte Amerigo Vespucci last Monday. The meeting point will be next Saturday at 15,00 everywhere in downtown Florence. Everyone of any race or class or gender is expected to participate.
Incidentally, Idy Diène was the cousin of Modou Samb, another Senegalese street vendor who was shooted dead by an Italian fair right extremist in Florence on December 11, 2011. Samb’s widow, Mrs. Rokhaya Mbengue, remembered that Idy Diene offered much support and help to her family after the tragedy of six years ago.