League leader slams Renzi for comparing right wing to beasts

Salvini says Renzi should govern instead of insulting Italians

(ANSA) - Rome, September 8 - The leader of Italy's anti-immigrant Northern League party on Tuesday launched a fresh attack on Premier Matteo Renzi, slamming him for comments comparing right-wing supporters to beasts over their approach to migration.
    On Sunday, Renzi, leader of the centre-left Democratic Party (PD), told an audience at a political rally that in the immigration crisis, "it's not the PD against the right, it's humans against beasts".
    League leader Matteo Salvini told Italian Radio 24 that Renzi was a "rat" for making the allegedly insulting comments about Italians.
    "You can attack Salvini, that's ok, but if you call those who want rules on immigration beasts, then you are a rat. If you are the premier then govern, don't insult Italians," he said.
    "Some dogs are more intelligent than some men, even some men in the government," Salvini added.


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