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Italy: Anti-fascists attack German tourist’s minivan in case of mistaken identity 02:46

Italy: Anti-fascists attack German tourist’s minivan in case of mistaken identity

Italy, Rome
May 21, 2016 at 16:53 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protesters, rallying against a gathering of neo-fascist CasaPound activists, attacked a minivan containing German tourists when they mistook the vehicle's inhabitants for CasaPound members, in Rome on Saturday. The protesters smashed the van's windows in a sustained attack, which only ceased when the van reversed away from the anti-fascists.

During the march, protesters lit flares and waved flags adorned with left-wing symbolism while chanting traditional anti-fascist songs. Numerous banners with slogans against CasaPound were also exhibited and posters of the far-right movement were torn down.

The far-right movement CasaPound organised a protest denouncing EU refugee policies, demanding tougher border controls, as well as mourning the victims of the November 2015 attacks in Paris.

Joined by Spanish and French sympathisers, the group marched through central Rome bearing banners depicting French far-right historian Dominique Venner on the anniversary of the writer's death.

The movement, described as "the fascists of the third millennium" by one of the group's leading figures Giuseppe Savuto, are due to hang a French flag from their headquarters in the Italian capital in memory of Venner.

Italy: Anti-fascists attack German tourist’s minivan in case of mistaken identity 02:46
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Protesters, rallying against a gathering of neo-fascist CasaPound activists, attacked a minivan containing German tourists when they mistook the vehicle's inhabitants for CasaPound members, in Rome on Saturday. The protesters smashed the van's windows in a sustained attack, which only ceased when the van reversed away from the anti-fascists.

During the march, protesters lit flares and waved flags adorned with left-wing symbolism while chanting traditional anti-fascist songs. Numerous banners with slogans against CasaPound were also exhibited and posters of the far-right movement were torn down.

The far-right movement CasaPound organised a protest denouncing EU refugee policies, demanding tougher border controls, as well as mourning the victims of the November 2015 attacks in Paris.

Joined by Spanish and French sympathisers, the group marched through central Rome bearing banners depicting French far-right historian Dominique Venner on the anniversary of the writer's death.

The movement, described as "the fascists of the third millennium" by one of the group's leading figures Giuseppe Savuto, are due to hang a French flag from their headquarters in the Italian capital in memory of Venner.

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