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Italy: Salvini dons hard hat to demolish mafia home02:46

Italy: Salvini dons hard hat to demolish mafia home

Italy, Rome
November 26, 2018 at 14:30 GMT +00:00 · Published

Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini put on his hard hat and stepped into a bulldozer to demolish a villa belonging to the Casamonica mafia clan in Rome on Monday.

The demolition is part of an effort which began last week to destroy a series of mafia homes built illegally by the Casamonica clan.

Salvini was joined by the president of the Lazio region, Nicola Zingaretti, who said a library would be built in the villa's place.

Italy: Salvini dons hard hat to demolish mafia home02:46
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Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini put on his hard hat and stepped into a bulldozer to demolish a villa belonging to the Casamonica mafia clan in Rome on Monday.

The demolition is part of an effort which began last week to destroy a series of mafia homes built illegally by the Casamonica clan.

Salvini was joined by the president of the Lazio region, Nicola Zingaretti, who said a library would be built in the villa's place.

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