Farright councilwoman Poli Monica. Photo: reproduction
The voice behind the “Attenzione pickpocket” meme is 57yearold Italian Poli Monica.
Monica, a councilwoman for the farright La Liga party, has become a phenomenon with videos warning tourists about pickpockets (“borsegiatrici”) in Italy.
“I’m doing this because the message I care about is: ‘Come to Italy, but be careful with your wallet,'” he says.
The initiative has long origins: for 30 years she has been dedicated to this cause together with a group of volunteers called “Cittadini non distratti” (“Citizens undistracted”). “We harassed the pickpockets and then called the police,” he says.
The League or Northern League is known for its antiimmigrant, antiIslamic and xenophobic discourse. The party takes a reactionary line on issues such as abortion, gay marriage and the legalization of soft drugs.
Check out some of the videos:
The icon, the legend, the Italian superhero! The ATTENZIONE PICKPOCKET lady 💅🏼💅🏼 pic.twitter.com/BWxhzJIsEx
tazzi (@CurlyTazzi) July 21, 2023
Oh, there’s that person walking around on Tiktok in Italy yelling at pickpockets. Every time she sees someone trying to steal something, she just yells “ATTENZIONE PICKPOCKET”. 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/a2XmQ0cTxe
Do it like Jess⁷ ✿ 💙🧡 (@thespringchp) July 18, 2023
I want to start a strong chain with a rain of “ATTENZIONE PICKPOCKET” in the comments of all influencer posts that are about gambling and/or chewing gum for hair growth pic.twitter.com/8rT7cUH8E7
—Kendall Kenough Mattel (@themodernguilt) July 17, 2023
Zero maturity, I will live to see it!
— The cat is my Isabela (@oluanbelon) July 18, 2023
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