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Protest over fascist rally turns violent in Italy

Anti-globalization protesters clashed with police in Italy’s financial center on Saturday, underlining political tension ahead of April’s elections. Up to 300 left-wing protesters, many wearing balaclavas and wielding crowbars, set fire to cars and a building on one of Milan’s busiest shopping streets when police tried to break up their protest against a fascist pre-election rally. Angry shopkeepers and residents cornered a few of the protesters and punched and kicked them, before police managed to drag them off. A nail bomb injured nine police officers and at least 45 protesters were detained, police said.Full Story

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