Italy elections: Rival rallies spark tensions ahead of vote

2018-02-25 14:38
Police take on students opposing a neo-fascist party in Milan. (Matteo Bazzi, ANSA via AP)

Police take on students opposing a neo-fascist party in Milan. (Matteo Bazzi, ANSA via AP)

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Milan - Dozens of protests have taken place across Italy as tensions rise in the run-up to next weekend's election.

Matteo Salvini, leader of the anti-immigrant Lega Nord party (also known as the Northern League) addressed thousands of supporters in Milan.

But in Rome, protesters rallied against what they fear is a return to Italy's fascist past.

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