In the everchanging scope of Italian politics, a new anti-populist political movement calling themselves ‘Sardines’ is growing exponentially all over Italy as a response to Matteo Salvini’s bid to win power in traditionally left-wing Emilia-Romagna in crucial January elections. Anti-immigration politician Salvini’s hard-right League party (currently out of government) is polling far ahead of its rivals. The Sardines call Salvini’s rhetoric divisive and abrasive. Sardines, who claim to have no ambition of becoming a political party, have held peaceful protests in multiple Italian cities with more planned.
Le Sardine are gathering by the thousands in cities all over Italy demonstrating their opposition to Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right La Lega (the League) and