Giovedì, 20 Settembre 2018

Trento councillor expelled for racist remarks about Kyenge


(ANSA) – Trento, July 17 - A Trento area councillor has been
expelled from his political party for racist remarks about
Italy's first black cabinet minister.
"Go back to the jungle," Paolo Serafini, formerly of the
Northern League, wrote on his Facebook page about Integration
Minister Cecile Kyenge.
Along with the comment, Serafini posted photos of monkeys.
As a result, he was ejected from the Trentino Project, a
movement he joined after leaving the Northern League.
His expulsion came as a local councillor in Padua was found
guilty of instigation to commit racist sex crimes against
Dolores Valandro, formerly of the anti-immigrant Northern
League, was handed a suspended sentence of 13 months in prison
and was banned from public office for three years.
Valandro, who called for the minister to be raped in a June
13 Facebook post, has since been expelled from the Northern
League, whose members have made repeated attacks on the
Congolese-born Kyenge.
At a League rally over the weekend, Deputy Senate Speaker
Roberto Calderoli said she looked like an orangutan, prompting
calls for his resignation which he has shown no signs of
heeding, though he has apologized.

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