‘I thought I would die’: Italian journalist in hospital after assault by riot police

Stefano Origone, a journalist for the Repubblica newspaper, was reportedly hospitalised and left with broken ribs and fingers after being beaten and “kicked like a ball” by riot police while covering a CasaPound demonstration in Genova yesterday.

“The thud of the truncheons still echoes in my head,” Origone wrote in a report filed from hospital. “They unleashed a rage unlike anything I’d seen before on my body, which I tried to protect, curled up in the foetal…
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