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Roma flee Naples camp under fire from angry neighbors

Rocks, flares launched after 'violence attempt' on teen

12 March, 12:51
Roma flee Naples camp under fire from angry neighbors (ANSA) - Naples, March 12 - A group of Roma were fleeing their Naples camp by the dozens Wednesday as some nearby residents launched stones and fireworks at their homes in retaliation for alleged attempted violence against a Naples teen. Police said some 250 Roma, also known as Gypsies, have lived in the camp for four years. It was the latest attack on camp residents since Tuesday night, when a Rom playing the accordion was reportedly assaulted. Early Wednesday, roughly 50 Naples residents from the Poggioreale neighborhood formed a roadblock in protest of an alleged attempted attack on a 16-year-old girl by two men from the Roma camp. The camp is currently being surveilled by police. The neighborhood president has called for police to remove the camp.

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