Global Village: Addiopizzo, the grassroots anti-Mafia movement in Palermo, Sicily


7 November 2021


From market traders to restaurant owners and shopkeepers, around 80 per cent of the city’s small businesses have traditionally paid protection money – known as ‘pizzo’ in local Palermo slang – to the local Mafia.

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