Italy braces for anti-fascist and far-right protests

Italian police extinguishes a Molotov cocktail thrown at them in clashes with protesters from the social centers, anti-racist and anti-fascist movements during a rally against a meeting of the Italian far-right movement 'CasaPound' in Turin, Italy, on Thursday. Italian police are preparing for more anti-fascist and far right protests. – EPA pic, February 24, 2018.

ITALY stepped up security for mass demonstrations by far-right and anti-fascist groups across the country today as tensions rise ahead of next week’s general election.

There has been a dramatic increase of violent clashes between anti-fascist and far-right activists in recent weeks, particularly after a racially motivated attack on February 3 by a far-right gunman in the central city of Macerata that left six African migrants wounded.

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