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France, Italy: Fire, Paint, Kicks Take Down Speed Cameras
Throughout France and Italy, vigilantes use time-tested methods to prevent the issuance of photo radar tickets.

Kicked over Italian speed camera
In Cavagnolo, Italy, vigilantes last week kicked over the speed camera that had just been installed on the SS590, Torin Oggi reported. According to La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno, the same fate befell all ten speed cameras installed in Cerignola. In San Dona, vigilantes disabled several speed cameras on the Via Calvecchia on Wednesday by covering them with paint, La Nuova di Venezia e Mestre reported. According to Venezia Today, vigilantes in the same town spraypainted a penis onto the speed camera on the Via del Perer on Saturday.

In Orsan, France, vigilantes spun a speed camera away from the roadway so that instead of photographing cars, it photographed an adjacent railroad track, The Connexion reported. In Belrupt-en-Verdunois, vigilantes on Friday covered the lenses of the speed camera on the D903 with bright orange spraypaint, according to Est Republicain. In Yssingeaux, a speed camera was spraypainted with the mysterious message "ISA!" on Sunday, La Commere 43 reported. According to La Republique de Seine et Marne, vigilantes in Voulx torched the speed camera on the RD219 on Sunday.

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