Socialist Worker

Fascists attack students in Rome after university occupation

by Chris Bambery
Issue No. 2103

On Monday students at Rome's La Sapienza university occupied, and stopped Roberto Fiore, leader of the hard line fascist Forza Nuova from addressing a conference. Fiore spent much of the 1980s in Britain, having fled Italy after being sought for involvement in the 1980 bombing of Bologna station which killed 85 people.

On Tuesday Forza Nuova thugs set a trap at the university and attacked members of the left wing Sinistra Critica, which had played a leading role in the occupation, with knives and iron bars.

One Sinistra Critica supporter was seriously wounded and is in hospital.

This attack coincides with protests in the city against a fascist gang who went on the rampage in an area of the city where many immigrants live.

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