Italy election: rise in violence and harassment echoes 1970s unrest

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Palermo mayor slams ‘shameful state of politics’ highlighted by beating of far-right activist

Acts of political violence are increasing in Italy in the final weeks before the country heads to the polls for national elections, with skirmishes being reported between fascists and leftwing activists, and racially motivated attacks on migrants.

The incidents, including an attack early on Wednesday morning in Palermo on one of the leaders of the far-right group Forza Nuova, are reminiscent of a far more violent era in Italy – the so-called Years of Lead that began in the late 1960s – when the country was shaken by a wave of domestic terrorism by forces on the extreme left and right.

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