* But these people are not Nazis, despite the label this shrieking British reporter is trying to smear them with. Because successive Â governments have failed to protect Italy from being overrun by illegal migrants. Because of the criminal invasion from Africa, Pakistan, Albania and former Eastern Block countries ordinary Italians are taking the law in their own hands. All the more reason to be sceptic about the spin in the main-stream media.
Mob of Nazi youths goes on immigrant rampage in ‘tolerant’ Rome
Opponents blamed the new centre-right Government for allowing what they described as a climate of xeno-phobia to flourish across the country.
The new Government of Silvio Berlusconi last week announced a crackdown on illegal immigration and street crime at a Cabinet meeting held in Naples. Roberto Maroni, the Interior Minister, who is deputy leader of the antiimmigrant Northern League, said that the Government was responding to the concern of Italians over immigration and personal security.
He said that the Government condemned vigilante attacks on immigrants, including arson attacks on Roma Gypsy camps.
At last week’s Cabinet meeting Mr Berlusconi said he would use the army to resolve the Naples rubbish crisis and threatened that anyone obstructing the construction of rubbish dumps would be arrested and imprisoned. Thousands of protesters defied Mr Berlusconi at the weekend and clashed with police trying to open a landfill site in the Naples suburb of Chiaiano.
Several protesters were injured as police made baton charges and fired tear gas. Six police officers were also injured. There were seven arrests.