Berlosconi has intensified the hatred towards the Roma - and has encouraged this by bombing their encampments -- how you expect the Italian populace to act any different?
The Evening Standard (London)
July 23, 2008 Wednesday
PETROL BOMBERS ATTACK GIPSY CAMP UNDER ROME FLYOVER
BYLINE: NICK PISA IN ROME
Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was re-elected three months ago on a tough law and order package and has vowed to clamp down on illegal immigration. He has introduced measure to fingerprint Roma gipsies. Red Cross officials were due to visit the camp in Rome today to carry out the programme.
Mr Berlusconi's government has passed a law which makes him immune from prosecution while in office. It means that the corruption trial involving the prime minister and David Mills, the estranged husband of Olympics minister Tessa Jowell, will continue without the Italian premier. Both men deny any wrongdoing.
from Lexis Nexis
for additional information, click here for previous London Independent article on the Roma
previous dreamacttexas posts on the Roma:
Roma Children's Deaths: Murder? July 22, 2008
The Meaningless Dead, July 21, 2008