Matteo Salvini, leader of the Italian opposition League party, was assaulted by an Congolese woman at a campaign event in Tuscany on Wednesday, with the woman tearing his shirt and breaking his rosary
Salvini was in the area campaigning for his party due to regional elections that will be held on Sept. 20-21.
Italian parties, without exception, condemned what happened, however, the police are being criticized for their handling of the situation.
Salvini was campaigning on the streets of Pontassieve, near Florence, where video shows the woman pulling and then tearing off the shirt of the anti-immigration politician and then subsequently tearing off the rosary worn around his neck.
The assailant, who is believed to be a 29-year-old migrant woman from the Congo, shouted in Italian, “I curse you” before police remove the woman.
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