Protesters throw objects during clashes with riot police during a demonstration against the visit of the leader of the Northern League party Matteo Salvini, in Naples, Italy, Saturday, March 11, 2017.  Riot police moved in Saturday to quell violent protests in Naples sparked by the first major rally in the southern city by the anti-immigrant Northern League leader.  (Ciro Fusco/ANSA via AP)
Protesters throw objects during clashes with riot police during a demonstration against the visit of the leader of the Northern League party Matteo Salvini, in Naples, Italy, Saturday, March 11, 2017.  Riot police moved in Saturday to quell violent protests in Naples sparked by the first major rally in the southern city by the anti-immigrant Northern League leader. Writing in red on the board in the background reads in Italian
A group of people clashes with police in Fuorigrotta district during a rally organized by citizens and social community against the political meeting of Matteo Salvini, general secretary of Italian far-right party Lega Nord on March 11, 2017 in Naples. / AFP PHOTO / Eliano IMPERATO
Anti-riot policemen face a group of rioters during clashes in Fuorigrotta district during a rally organized by citizens and social community against the political meeting of Matteo Salvini, general secretary of Italian far-right party Lega Nord on March 11, 2017 in Naples. / AFP PHOTO / Eliano IMPERATO
Anti-riot policemen face a group of rioters during clashes in Fuorigrotta district during a rally organized by citizens and social community against the political meeting of Matteo Salvini, general secretary of Italian far-right party Lega Nord on March 11, 2017 in Naples. / AFP PHOTO / Eliano IMPERATO
Anti-riot policemen arrest a man during clashes with a group of rioters in Fuorigrotta district during a rally organized by citizens and social community against the political meeting of Matteo Salvini, general secretary of Italian far-right party Lega Nord on March 11, 2017 in Naples. / AFP PHOTO / Renato ESPOSITO
Anti-riot policemen arrest a man during clashes with a group of rioters in Fuorigrotta district during a rally organized by citizens and social community against the political meeting of Matteo Salvini, general secretary of Italian far-right party Lega Nord on March 11, 2017 in Naples. / AFP PHOTO / Renato ESPOSITO
A group of people clashes with police in Fuorigrotta district during a rally organized by citizens and social community against the political meeting of Matteo Salvini, general secretary of Italian far-right party Lega Nord on March 11, 2017 in Naples. / AFP PHOTO / Eliano IMPERATO
Italiensk politi brukte tåregass og vannkanoner mot demonstranter i Napoli som protesterte mot det innvandringsfiendtlige partiet Lega Nord. Foto: AFP/AP

Voldsomme demonstrasjoner mot innvandringsfiendtlig parti i Italia

Italiensk politi brukte tåregass og vannkanoner mot demonstranter i Napoli som protesterte mot det innvandringsfiendtlige partiet Lega Nord.

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Det innvandringsfiendtlige italienske partiet Lega Nord holdt lørdag et stort valgmøte i Napoli, som ligger sør i landet. Flere titalls demonstranter hadde møtt opp for å protestere mot partiet og hadde bannere med tekst som "Napoli vil ikke ha dere her".

Demonstrasjonen utartet, og politiet grep inn for å stanse demonstrantene, som begynte å kaste flasker, steiner og molotovcocktails mot politiet.

Politiet svarte med tåregass og vannkanoner for å spre demonstrantene.

Lega Nord har base i det langt mer velstående Nord-Italia og har lenge kommet med hard kritikk av regjeringen i Roma og hvordan den støtter det langt fattigere sør med subsidier.

De siste årene har imidlertid Lega Nord gjort flere framstøt for å innynde seg i sør, blant annet med sin sterke antiinnvandringspolitikk.

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