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Italy: Anti-fascists march in Milan against "Neo-Nazi" festival02:16

Italy: Anti-fascists march in Milan against "Neo-Nazi" festival

Italy, Milan
September 11, 2015 at 19:23 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens of people from various anti-fascist groups and unions gathered in central Milan, Friday, to protest against a three-day "Neo-Nazi" festival planned to be held in Milan's suburbs.

The protesters gathered in Milan's historical centre, carrying placards reading "Fascist servants of the boss, class revolution is our solution" and "Forbid Neo-Nazi groups". A choir sang anti-fascist songs in Italian and in German to show their opposition to the Casapound's three-day festival planned to take place in Milan's suburb of Castano.

Emanuele Fiano, a member of the centre-left Partito Democratico, said Italians "will never forget" and "lower" their "guard against fascism." Angelo Urgo, a member of the Italian Marxist-Leninist party, spoke of a "specific law dating from 1952 (which) clearly states that defending fascism is a crime," adding that the government "should respect this law, and this isn't always the case."

Members of Casapound said that they will protest in the centre of Milan if police intervene during the three-day festival.

Italy: Anti-fascists march in Milan against "Neo-Nazi" festival02:16
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Dozens of people from various anti-fascist groups and unions gathered in central Milan, Friday, to protest against a three-day "Neo-Nazi" festival planned to be held in Milan's suburbs.

The protesters gathered in Milan's historical centre, carrying placards reading "Fascist servants of the boss, class revolution is our solution" and "Forbid Neo-Nazi groups". A choir sang anti-fascist songs in Italian and in German to show their opposition to the Casapound's three-day festival planned to take place in Milan's suburb of Castano.

Emanuele Fiano, a member of the centre-left Partito Democratico, said Italians "will never forget" and "lower" their "guard against fascism." Angelo Urgo, a member of the Italian Marxist-Leninist party, spoke of a "specific law dating from 1952 (which) clearly states that defending fascism is a crime," adding that the government "should respect this law, and this isn't always the case."

Members of Casapound said that they will protest in the centre of Milan if police intervene during the three-day festival.

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