G20: the family photo in front of the Trevi Fountain arouses indignation on Twitter

the essential The heads of state and government of the G met in Rome, in Italy, Saturday 30 and Sunday 30 October. Before joining Glasgow (Scotland), where the COP started 26, they notably addressed the issue of climate. At the end of this weekend, the leaders posed in front of the Trevi Fountain … the image does not pass.

Traditionally, throwing a coin back to the Trevi Fountain ensures a return to Rome. And Sunday 31 October, the leaders of most powerful countries in the world have bowed to custom. Enough to arouse indignation on Twitter and in particular from the economist and former candidate for the presidential primary of EELV Sandrine Rousseau … but it all started with a misinterpretation of the gesture.

Indecency

Our future does not depend on luck but on ambitious, radical public policies, without concessions to hostile lobbies.

These policies for which you are responsible… #COP 26 https://t.co/AodhDPDUAA

– Sandrine Rousseau (@sandrousseau) November 1, 2021

“Indecency. Our future is not played on luck but on ambitious, radical public policies, without concessions to hostile lobbies. These policies for which you are responsible …” she wrote on Twitter. We can also read “Great symbolism for their policies: throw money on them and see what happens.”

Great symbolism for their policies: throw some money at it and see what happens.

– Mick (@MickClm) October 31, 2021

Problem, as explained by the G , throwing a coin in the fountain is not a guarantee that the wish will come true, but of return to the Eternal City. The legend says that you would have to throw two coins when making a wish for it to be granted.

Back to top button