Grillo probed for urging police not to protect politicians
M5S leader made comments during heated street protests07 February, 13:58
The firebrand comic-turned-politician made the comments in an open letter to police chiefs during heated, sometimes violent anti-austerity street protests in December. "I ask you not to protect these politicians any more," said the populist leader, whose Internet-based movement stormed to third place in February's general election in a huge protest vote.
Genoa prosecutors said "numerous prosecutors' offices" from around Italy had opened cases after the remarks made during demonstrations by the so-called 'Pitchfork' movement, which snarled traffic and tied up commerce nationwide over several weeks.