Italiensk politi har arrestert 13 medlemmer av en nyfascistisk gruppe som planla angrep på politikere, politi og rettsvesen. Planene var kommet så langt at politiet så seg nødt for å slå til.
Det er snakk om en gjenoppliving av en gruppe fra 70-tallet: Ny Orden, med tilføyelsen Vanguard. New Order Vanguard.
“We believe we have intervened before the organisation could put its plans into action,” said prosecutor Fausto Cardella. “The plans were in place and we couldn’t run the risk of only discovering afterwards how concrete they were.”
As well as the 14 arrests, 31 other people were formally placed under investigation.
The police statement said the group was led by Stefano Manni, a 48-year-old former policeman with long-standing far-right connections who was active in planning its strategy and disseminating racist propaganda. He was under arrest.