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A second night of racial violence flares in Italy

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A second night of racial violence flares in Italy


Racially charged violence has erupted for a second night in the Italian town of Rosarno in the southern Calabria region.

Reports suggest local residents shot at and attacked immigrants with iron bars wounding nine, two seriously.

The clashes broke out on Thursday after hundreds of immigrants, employed illegally as farm labourers, protested and smashed cars after some of their number were shot at with air rifles while returning home from the fields.

Around 100 locals armed with batons, iron bars and cans of petrol blocked roads close to an immigrant meeting place.

Around 250 Africans have been bussed out of the area, while 500 are holed up in another location in the town.

The UN in Italy fears an “immigrant hunt” in Rosarno.

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