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Even Rome’s Former Neo-Fascist Mayor Joined the Gays to March Against Violence


Well isn’t that something: At last night’s candlelight vigil march through Rome, where thousands joined gay rights groups and politicos to protest the recent string of violence there, Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno was among them:

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“Protesters holding flaming torches and rainbow flags marched silently behind a banner reading: ‘Rome is against intolerance and all racism.’ Among those holding the banner was Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno, a right-wing former neo-Fascist, who has joined the centre-left opposition in denouncing the attacks and calling for anti-discrimination laws to help combat violence against gay people. The mayor called the event a success, saying 30,000 people had taken part in the evening protest, which ended at the Colosseum.”