Members of Forza Nuova (FN) group lit flares outside the Rome HQ of liberal daily La Repubblica Wednesday and threw a couple at staff, showing an FN flag and a placard saying “Boycott La Repubblica and (sister weekly) l’Espresso”. La Repubblica tweeted: “Fascism, Forza Nuova expedition under the La Repubblica HQ: masked militants throw flares”. The protesters read out a series of accusations against La Repubblica and l’Espresso.
— la Repubblica (@repubblica) December 6, 2017
On Facebook, Forza Nuova described the protest as a “declaration of war” against the left and liberal media in particular, which it accused of being run by “terrorists masquerading as journalists”.
“Today was just the ‘first attack’ on those who spread the immigrationist [sic] gospel, who serve the interests of various NGOs, cooperatives and mafias,” the party posted. “From today begins the systematic and militant boycott of those who advocate ethnic substitution and invasion.”