Repubblica and l’Espresso, two of the main Italian newspapers, were attacked by a small group of neo-fascists. This is the latest in a series of such attacks. It is high time to apply the law and ban neo-fascist groups across Europe.
Why this story matters:
On October 6, a dozen militants of the Italian neo-fascist group Forza Nuova staged a protest in front of the Espresso Publishing Group, which publishes the newspaper La Repubblica, the weekly L’Espresso, and several other publications including MicroMega.
With their faces covered, the neo-fascists threw smoke bombs, unrolled a banner with the inscription “Boycott L’Espresso and La Repubblica” and read a proclamation of accusations against the editorial staff.
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