Video: Violent Clashes During Protest Over Migrant Shooting in Italy

 

 

Italy: Violent clashes erupt in Piacenza during protest over migrant shooting

 

 

Protesters faced off with police as Piacenza joined several cities in a nationwide anti-fascist protest on Saturday, following the shooting of six migrants in Macerata by a gunman with neo-Nazi sympathies.

 

 

Protesters attacked police with sticks and threw stones, while police retaliated with batons. The demonstrators carried a range of banners denouncing the return of fascism in Italy.

 

 

The nationwide protest has been taking place in the lead-up to March’s general election, which has been characterised by growing tensions over the migrant crisis.

 

 

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