Fascism is Returning to Italy by Storm!
A wave of post- fascism has hit Italy with a vengance. In three days two major acts of race violence have struck the nation in Naples and now in Rome. It doesn't help that Rome's current mayor, Gianni Alemanno is largely regarded as a post- fascist. It also doesn't help that Silvio Berlusconi has once again led the 'Forza Italia' in a politically right direction since his recent victory, shortly after the Alemmano's ascent as Mayor of Rome at the end of April.
Last Saturday in the the south eastern Roman suburb of Pigneto, Bangladeshi immigrants were attack and greeted by xenophobic slogans such as "dirty strangers," "bastards." Many were beaten, any many businesses owned by immigrants were damaged and attacked.
On Tuesday, Left- leaning groups of students fought Right- leaning post- fascist student groups at the University of Sapienza in Rome; this type of violence has apparently not occurred in over 70 years. Four people were hurt amidst the violence. Many in Italy, especially in the North are fed up with new immigration. It doesn't help that Alemanno, the new mayor of Rome has changed some Roman street names and named them after some of Mussolini's counterparts. At the same time Alemmano has condemned the violence.