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Premier supports reporter 'verbally stoned' by Grillo

'Democracy means freedom to criticize'

06 December, 19:49
Premier supports reporter 'verbally stoned' by Grillo (see related) (ANSA) - Rome, December 6 - Italian Premier Enrico Letta on Friday expressed solidarity to journalist Maria Novella Oppo who was slammed by anti-establishment 5-Star Movement leader Beppe Grillo for criticizing his party.

''Solidarity to Maria Novella Oppo, reported and verbally stoned by Grillo,'' Letta said on his Twitter account.

''Democracy means respecting the freedom of journalists to criticize you".

Grillo on Friday also called on his movement's militants to report on articles criticizing the M5S.

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