Far-right militants 'attack reporters'

During commemoration of 1978 deadly attack against neo-Fascists

(ANSA) - Rome, January 7 - A reporter and a photojournalist for L'Espresso magazine were attacked by far-right militants on Monday while covering the commemoration in Rome of the victims of a 1978 attack against far-right activists, the online edition of the weekly reports.
    Reporter Federico Marconi and photographer Paolo Marchetti on Monday morning were "kicked and slapped" by members of the neo-fascist movement "Avanguardia Nazionale and the head of Forza Nuova Roma", the Roman chapter of the extremist party, at the Verano cemetery in Rome, L'Espresso said.
    "The assailants included the Roman head of Forza Nuova Giuliano Castellino", the magazine reported, although he is "under special surveillance" and was not supposed to attend the event to commemorate Franco Bigonzetti and Francesco Ciavatta, members of the now dissolved neo-Fascist Movimento Sociale Italiano party who were killed on January 7, 1978.
    Interior Minister Matteo Salvini responded to the incident by saying "those who beat people up should go to prison." He said he wanted to know why one of the assailants was free despite being supposedly under special surveillance.