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Grillo erupts during Renzi talks, rants in press conference

Premier-designate cuts M5S leader off after interruptions

19 February, 14:17
Grillo erupts during Renzi talks, rants in press conference (ANSA) - Rome, February 19 - Beppe Grillo, the leader of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S), erupted with an angry barrage during government-formation talks with premier-designate Matteo Renzi on Wednesday.

Renzi, the leader of the centre-left Democratic Party (PD), ended the talks abruptly after only a few minutes as Grillo did not allow him to speak without interruptions.

"We have no type of faith in you or your system," Grillo told Renzi before being cut off. Comedian-turned-politician Grillo then went on an angry rant at a press conference following the meeting, saying he wanted to destroy the current political system and blasted the journalists present for helping uphold it.

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