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Italian shooter gets massive support after rampage against migrants

The lawyer representing Luca Traini, the man accused of going in a racist shooting spree in Macerata on Saturday, said Monday that he was alarmed about the level of support for the attacker.

Published: February 6, 2018, 10:38 am

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    “Politically there is a problem,” lawyer Giancarlo Giulianelli said after meeting the 28-year-old in Montacuto prison, Italian news agency ANSA reported.

    “People stop me to give messages of solidarity for Luca. It’s alarming, but it gives us a measure of what’s happening”.

    Traini, a 28-year-old militant for the anti-migrant League, shot and wounded six migrants in a drive-by shooting spree in the Marche city days after the discovery there of the body of an 18-year-old Italian woman allegedly killed and dismembered by a Nigerian immigrant.

    League leader Matteo Salvini said after the shooting “those who fill us with migrants instigate violence” like Traini’s.

    Traini is being held in the same jail as Innocent Oseghale, the alleged drug pusher who killed recovering drug addict Pamela Mastropietro before stuffing her hacked-up body into two suitcases and dumping them near Macerata.

    Silvio Berlusconi on Monday described the shooting by the militant as an isolated act of non-political madness but appeared to stand by his call for 600 000 migrants to be deported.

    On Italian talk radio the shooting in the sleepy provincial city that gained international headlines, was not condemned and participants said they could understand his Traini’s anger.

    The three-time ex-premier and media magnate Berlusconi said “it’s something incomprehensible: only an unbalanced person could do something like that, I don’t see anything political because politics doesn’t lead to these follies”. He said Traini’s action was “madness”.

    He noted that immigration spiked under successive centre-left governments leading to a “vertical drop in security”. Berlusconi added: “The centre right in government was able to stop immigration,” he said, referring to a deal with former Libyan leader Muammar Gheddafi.

    “In 2010 only 4 400 illegal immigrants arrived, the same as one weekend last year. Because of the centre-left governments we now have 630 000 illegals, with a vertical drop in security”.

    “Italians are not racists, we are hospitable,” he told Italian TV. “There is not a general climate of hatred but some people who are out of their heads, like the gentleman in Macerata, who wallow in this atmosphere”.

    A copy of Mein Kampf as well as far-right insignia were allegedly found at Traini’s home. He told police on Monday he shot at the migrants to avenge Mastropietro. “I wanted to avenge Pamela (Mastropietro), because the phenomenon of illegal immigration must be stopped,” said Traini, according to police sources.

    Traini told police he had initially wanted to go to court and kill Innocent Oseghale. Traini said he changed his mind “at the last minute” and decided to target African migrants in the streets of the Marche city. Nobody was killed in the rampage.

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