A Roma woman was threatened with rape
on Tuesday amid angry protests against the assignment of a
council flat to a family belonging to the ethnic minority in the
Casal Bruciato district of Rome.
"I'll rape you," was one of the many threats shouted at the
woman, as she and her child were escorted back to the flat by
police in riot gear after going out to do some shopping.
Local people and members of the far-right CasaPound party
staged the protest, the latest in a series of similar
demonstrations in areas on the outskirts of the capital.
Earlier on Tuesday some female residents of the district
said "we want to see them all hanged, burned".
Protests last year in the same district stopped the
allocation of another flat to a Roma family.
"When my nephew was 11 they stuck a knife at his throat to
steal a euro from him," said one woman.
"Shall we call Mussolini back from the dead?" asked another
"I wish," replied the others.
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