Commenting on the shooting in Florence yesterday of two Senegalese migrant workers by far-right sympathiser Gianluca Casseri Paolo Ferrero, leader of Italy’s Communist Refoundation party, said:
We should all be mourning. [The events] demonstrate how years of racist propaganda, based on hate directed at those who come to Italy to make a living, have produced profound damage to our society. There is a long thread that runs through Italy and Europe, that holds together the shame of the raid on the Rom camp in Turin the other day, the massacre of Castel Volturno through to the Norwegian carnage. What does it take for the state to intervene to stop these black-shirts?