Domenica, 21 Ottobre 2018
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Members of Italian band 99 posse attacked

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Naples, June 7 - Members of the Italian hip-hop
reggae group 99 Posse said Friday that they were attacked before
a concert by members of an extreme right-wing organization.
The band, which hails from Naples and is known for
left-wing lyrics, was on its way to perform in Velletri, near
Rome, when members were attacked.
According to singer Zulu, whose real name is Luca Persico,
he and a sound engineer were attacked by a dozen people wielding
belts and blunt objects, and wearing symbols he said link them
to the extreme right.
The attack occurred around 10:30 pm Thursday and left the
pair with bruises and cuts.
They refused to call police or go to hospital, and on their
website, the band apologized for cancelling their performance in
Velletri.
On its website, 99 Posse said the attacks demonstrate
rising levels of fascism and extremism in Europe and in Italy.

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