Some documented cases
01-12-2018, Latina (LT) – Lazio
Two brothers, 14 and 15, born in Italy from Congolese parents, were assaulted, first verbally with racist phrases because of their skin colour, then physically. A group of young Italians, between 13 and 15 years old, beat them brutally.The rapid response team reported thirteen minors from Rome to the Prosecutor for the Court of minors of Rome. After some persistent kicks, one of the brothers fell to the ground, he suffered a severe head injury and was unconscious, while the other had fractured nose and cheekbone. The two brothers were hospitalised with a prognosis of twenty and thirty days. They are not in life danger but still shocked.
06-12-2018, Rome (RM) – Lazio
Source: La Repubblica
A Rai News 24 journalist shared on Facebook her testimony about an act of racist violence committed at the Metro A stop in San Giovanni.A young Roma woman, accompanied by her 4-year-old daughter, tried to steal a passenger’s wallet. The theft was thwarted but the woman was brutally blocked by the vigilantes, while her child fell on the ground and hit the metro wagon. The alleged victim of such attempted theft approached the woman and beat her violently. She pulled her hair and then yanked her on the wall at least four times. The child cried and the man hurled her at the ground. The journalist intervened shouting to the man not to beat the girl, then trying to stop him. Then the vigilantes managed to remove the woman while the attacker fled. As soon as the journalist got on the train, she found herself surrounded by passengers who hurled strongly racist and sexist insults at her.
16-12-2018, Palermo (PA) – Sicily
Five minors were arrested after being accused of attacking a Bengali-born rose salesman overnight. According to the investigators, the group kicked and punched the man, who tried to escape seeking refuge in one of the neighbouring streets. The group of aggressors reached him and continued to beat him. The keeper of one of the clubs in the square tried to defend him, but he was threatened. In the end, the rescue team arrived and brought the man to the hospital, while the police stopped the five attackers.
16-12-2018, Civita Castellana (VT) – Lazio
At the end of the match between Aurora Viterbo and Virtus Marta, included in the 11th day program of the second category group A, the referee Salaheddine Farhane, 17, of Egyptian origin, was totally surrounded by some players in the changing room, along with the local team leader. He was yanked and fell on the ground. Trying to hold on a door jamb, he was kicked with the cleats on his back. The he was offended , with racist phrases like “you f****g n***a, monkey, go back to your country. “
17-12-2018, Avigliana (TO) – Piedmont
Pape Bassirou Tine,20-year-old Senegalese resident of Almese, a promising young footballer of the San Maurizio Canavese Team (promotion championship), was attackedin front of the Caffè Stazione bar. “They shouted at me ‘you f****g n***a, come back home’, then I moved closer to ask for explanations. One hit me with a fist, another one with a glass. “According to a first reconstruction, thanks to the story of the young man and the people who witnessed the scene, the attackers were five or six Italians, more or less of the same age. Pape, who went to the hospital in Rivoli to be treated, lost blood because of the blows he received, but he soon returned and filed a complaint to the Carabinieri station. A few days later, a seventeen-year-old boy, along with four friends, was identified and reported by the carabinieri. The accusations are injuries aggravated by “racial, ethnic and religious discrimination”, theft, illegal detention of weapons and tools to offend.
19-12-2018, Rome (RM) – Lazio
On board the tram 19, a mother and her child were offended with racist phrases and assaulted by a man. A witness told this story on his Facebook page after seeing the scene around 16:45 in the afternoon. “At a bus stop, a black woman came up the bus, with a one-year-old girl in the stroller. A man, supposedly an ‘actual Roman’ in his forties told her: “Why are you here, what are you doing on the tram ?!”. The woman answered: “What do you want, what have I done to you?”. The man was annoyed by the fact that a woman, a “black” woman, responded to him, and he replied: “You must be silent, you understand, you must be silent”. At the tram stop, the woman tried to get off but the man pat her ass, kicked the stroller and spit in her face. “Despite the intervention of the witness and another young man, the man continued to rage on her and insult her. Other passengers, who witnessed the aggression, participated to the ‘general insults’.
29-12-2018, Ferrara (FE) – Emilia-Romagna
In the city centre, Yacoub Ivane, 19 year old, from the Ivory Coast,employed as trainee at the Despar supermarket in Corso Porta Reno. He was insulted and beatenonly because he tried to move away a group of people who had mistaken him for a drug dealer. “They shouted racist phrases at me. They said that all blacks have drugs and that we are all drug dealers- explained Yacoub -. They insulted me and, in the meantime, came closer ». “I heard a blow on my head from behind and then I got a punch in the face,” continues the employee. Two people came to help him. At first a girl and then a man, who was also hit by the attackers.