This video, and the translation of the dialogue between the celebrator and the journalist, were sent to us by one of our Observers in Italy, Alberto Celani.
Celebrator: "Happy New Year to everyone in Napoli!"
Helmeted reporter: "Let we see what you did. Look here! [He shows the gun]. That was a shot for good wishes, let's say."
Some 354 people were injured - 28 seriously - on New Year's Eve in Italy this year, either by fireworks or gunshots. In Naples, the fireworks (some of which use up to a kilo of explosives) are given extraordinary names like "The Bin Laden Bomb", "Maradona", and "Desert Storm".