Austerity Cut: Italian Miner Slits Wrist On Live TV To Protest Coal Mine Shutdown

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A miner, in a mine packed with 700 kilos of explosives slashed his wrist in a live TV to protest against the closing Italy’s last coal mine.

An Italian miner has slit his wrist on live national television in protest of austerity cuts in Italy that are forcing the closure of Italy’s last coal mine.

According to corporate media reports the man is part of a group of miners who have seized control of a mine by packing nearly 700 kilograms of explosive in the mine and demand the government keeps the mine open.

I am skeptical of the official story.

The government could easily promise the miners they will meet the said demands and then arrest the miners for a variety of criminal charges after they are tricked into leaving the mine.

I sense there is more this story than we are being told.

A Sardinian miner stands during a protest by miners blocking the entrance of Carbosulcis mine in Carbonia, west of Cagliari, August 29, 2012 (Reuters / Alessandro Bianchi)

Sardinian miners take a lift from underground during a protest blocking the entrance of Carbosulcis mine in Carbonia, west of Cagliari, August 29, 2012 (Reuters / Alessandro Bianchi)

A Sardinian miner is pictured during a protest by miners blocking the entrance of Carbosulcis mine in Carbonia, west of Cagliari, August 29, 2012 (Reuters / Alessandro Bianchi)

The boots of Sardinian miners are pictured during a protest blocking the entrance of Carbosulcis mine in Carbonia, west of Cagliari, August 29, 2012 (Reuters / Alessandro Bianchi)

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