The persecution of the defaulters reached the extreme that in Padua they were led to the public square preceded by a town crier and followed by a chorus of children who insulted the defendant, who was dragged to the Piedra del Vitupero, where they were stripped naked and left with one hand in front and one behind (that’s where the traditional expression comes from).
In addition, they were condemned, for life, to wear a green cap.The Stone of Vituper is used today to despise the indebted countries, whose peoples suffer
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