'No one should be left behind': Italian teen goes viral for standing up to fascists

Apr 08, 2019 2581

A 15-year-old boy, known as Simone, has become an overnight internet sensation after standing up to far-right activists during violent protests in Rome. The teen defended minority groups alone while hundreds of far-right activists marched in the streets of the Roman suburb Torre Maura. And the video went viral in hours.

The protesters were demonstrating against the temporary rehousing of 70 Roma residents, an ethnic group colloquially known as Gypsies, who originated in northern India but now live primarily in Europe. When a man, reportedly a leader of the neo-fascist CasaPound party, was telling journalists why the residents were not welcome the teen interrupted and said: "I don't think like you". "This thing of always going against minorities is not okay with me," he continued, according to translation on The Guardian.

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SOURCE: https://www.sbs.com.au/

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