Italian Protesters Deface Statue of Indro Montanelli With “Rapist” and “Racist” Scrawls

Protesters in Milan scrawled ”rapist” and ”racist” on the statue of a late Italian journalist who acknowledged having a 12-year-old Eritrean bride while stationed in the Horn of Africa in the 1930s.

Indro Montanelli was one of Italy’s most-revered journalists

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In This Story: Italy

Italy is a republic in central Europe which forms a peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea as well as bordering France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. The islands of Sardinia and Sicily form part of the main territory of Italy. Italy is part of the Eurozone, having entered the common currency on 1st January 1999.

The capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s “David” and Brunelleschi’s Duomo; Venice, the city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital.

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