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Fascist salutes given at funeral in Rome; journalists threatened

ROME, April 26 (UPI) —

Militants in Italy saluted and threatened journalists Friday at the funeral of a neo-Fascist Roman politician, Teodoro Buontempo, officials said.

The militants also had banners with neo-Fascist symbols, ANSA reported.

Journalists and cameramen were threatened, the report said.

Rome Mayor, Gianni Alemanno and former Senate caucus leader Maurizio Gasparri were among 1,000 people to attend the funeral, it said.

Both men are members of Silvio Berlusconi’s People of Freedom Party and are former members of the Italian Social Movement, the neo-Fascist party that was created at the end of WWII.

Alemanno gave Buontempo, who was known for his humor, the honor of lying in state at the Capitol, ANSA reported.

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