Cécile Kyenge Kashetu continues to be harrassed in Italy

Cécile Kyenge Kashetu
Photo of Cécile Kyenge Kashetu credited to Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images.

Source: nbcnews.com

From a report by By Steve Scherer, Reuters.

Italy’s far-right Forza Nuova party left three mannequins covered in fake blood at the front door of an administrative office in Rome on Wednesday in the latest attack on Italy’s first black minister.

Forza Nuova posted pictures of the mannequins on its Facebook page, along with comments by a spokesman saying the protest was aimed at stopping the minister’s campaign to make it easier for immigrants to acquire Italian citizenship.

“Immigration is the genocide of peoples. Kyenge resign!”

read fliers bearing the Forza Nuova symbol that were scattered around the mannequins.

An immigrant must now live legally in Italy for at least 10 years before requesting citizenship, and children of immigrants born in Italy are not automatically made citizens, a situation that Kyenge is campaigning to change.

“Her words overflow with racism against European culture,”

Forza Nuova’s Pablo De Luca said.

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