Italian Government Cracks Down on Separatists
The latest in the Venetian Secession saga, in which the separatists are now "terrorists":
The authorities accused the 24 separatists of being involved in "terrorism", "fabrication of weapons of war" and "subversion of the democratic order".
The activists were part of a "secessionist group that was planning various initiatives, some of them violent, aimed at pushing for the independence of Veneto and other parts of the national territory of the Italian State," the paramilitary Carabinieri said.Apparently, a few separatists made a "makeshift cannon" and a homemade "tank" which, were a grave threat to national security. More here and here.