Napolitano urges 'maximum attention' to people in hardship
President warns of 'social malaise' that may turn violent16 December, 17:38
Otherwise, the frustration and "social malaise" of people who feel marginalized may spill over into violence protests, the president warned.
He spoke amid anti-government and anti-austerity protests around Italy, many organized by the so-called Pitchfork Movement in the past several days.
Some have been violence but movement organizers have said that with as many as "eight million demonstrators" they cannot control everyone.