“I’m not afraid of retaliation, I did the right thing and I would do it again. I preferred not to be indifferent, I didn’t want to go home knowing that I could do something and I hadn’t done it”. More than a key witness, Chiara, a young man from Cesenatico, was decisive on New Year’s Eve when, during the violence in Piazza Duomo, she did not hesitate to help a 19-year-old girl, who was attacked that night, together with other young people. by a group of 30-40 men. “I was in Milan to spend a few days – he tells Adnkronos – and I made an appointment in the square with some friends when I saw this group of guys. I thought they were having a fight, so I picked up the phone and I did start the video, as I often do. Only when I stopped I realized what was happening “. Chiara says she sees a young woman lying on the ground, half-naked, surrounded by about thirty men. “I didn’t know her – she explains – I immediately jumped into the fray, I opened my arms towards her and pushed the boys away. She was on the ground naked, without a bra, without a shirt, with her pants turned over at the ankles. the policemen intervened who managed to take her a little farther. Then a policewoman arrived, she was with me, with this girl and with a friend of hers, who luckily had managed to escape the attack. She was very frightened, the they took them to the hospital to do the checks. I went with them and made the report “. Of what the group said, Chiara was not able to grasp much: “They spoke in a foreign language – she underlines – in the video you can hear a boy saying ‘look, there is the police’. my Moroccan friend who translated “. Chiara had a lot of courage that evening: “I didn’t think about it at all, my parents pointed out to me that I risked a lot but I was not afraid of suffering the same violence – she remarks -. I look like a boy, I was wearing a jacket and the hoodie, I think they thought I wanted to do the same thing they were doing. I’ve never seen such a scene, I live in Cesenatico and the biggest things I’ve seen are fights. ” Now he hopes justice will be done. “I wish what I did hadn’t been in vain,” admits the young woman, who has kept in touch with the 19-year-old. “Sometimes we talk, I ask her how she is – she says -. Now she is recovering slowly”.