Domenica, 23 Settembre 2018
TREVISO

Police probe calls for Kyenge's death on Facebook

English
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Treviso, August 12 - Police are investigating two
new threats against Italy's first black cabinet minister, Cecile
Kyenge.
Kyenge, minister of Integration, has come under intense
pressure and a relentless wave of racist attacks as well as
abuse over her stand on immigration.
One of the latest was a post by a former political activist
on social network site Facebook about Kyenge suggesting,
''someone kill her''.
The post, by Vittorio Milani of the separatist group Veneto
Stato, called her stance on immigration and integration
''absurd'' and called for her execution.
Antonella Tocchetto, a local city councillor and member of
the Democratic Party, to which Kyenge also belongs, saw the post
and called authorities.
Tocchetto said that she had also been targeted for abuse
and threats by Milani for supporting the right of Muslims to
worship freely.
Meanwhile, officials in Vicenza are upset by a message
scrawled in large handwriting on a garage door that read:
''Kyenge-orangutan'' accompanied by symbols that looked like
swastikas.
The city's mayor called it a ''cowardly act that offends
our city'' and police are investigating.
The message may have been a reference to a senator from the
anti-immigrant Northern League who compared Kyenge to an
orangutan.

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