Italy: Twitter rape insult

Italy: Twitter rape insult
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A local councillor has sparked outrage in Italy as she called for the country’s first black minister to be raped.

Integration Minister Cecile Kyenge was targeted on twitter by Dolores Valandro, an elected councillor in northern city of Padua.

Valandro made the comment in reference to the alleged rape of two women by an African man.

Kyenge called the comment “an insult to all Italians”, and that Valandro was trying to incite violence.

Northern League member Valandro’s superiors said that she would be ejected from the party for the comment.

Congo born Kyenge campaigns for immigrant rights to become Italian citizens, and has been regularly targeted by racist abuse since taking up her ministerial role in April.

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