During the night of November 10, 2014, the migrant reception center, located in Viale Giorgio Morandi 153, in the Tor Sapienza district of Rome, is attacked by a group of residents. The hard attack allegedly broke out due to an attempted assault suffered by a woman in the park located a few meters away from the structure. Stones, paper bombs and firecrackers are thrown against the building. Then the people hosted in the centre, frightened, in turn throw objects at the crowd, and barricade themselves inside the structure, fearing that someone might enter to attack them. The police intervene to try to stop the vandalism and lower the tension, but their intervention doesn’t curb the anger of the participants in the garrison, who set fire to cars and dumpsters shouting at the officers. The Rome Public Prosecutor’s Office opens an investigation to verify whether the citizens spontaneously organized the demonstration or whether there was an organized network behind it. The events in Viale Morandi show only defeated: the residents, who didn’t find the solution to their problems with their racist violence, and the guests of the centre, moved to another area to guarantee their safety. The contribution narrates what happened.