Italy far-right clash briefly with cops during day of demos

ROME (AP) — Some right-wing protesters clashed briefly with journalists and police in Rome during a day of demonstrations around the country. Soccer “ultras” and supporters of the right-wing Forza Nuova movement massed on Rome’s downtown Circus Maximus field for an anti-government protest. Some made the fascist Roman salute. At one point, some of the protesters tried to chase journalists away with bottles and flares. A line of riot police moved in, sparking several minutes of tension before the crowd moved elsewhere. Another anti-government protest was held in Milan. Also in Italy on Saturday, hundreds of people demonstrated in front of the U.S. Consulate in Naples to show solidarity with George Floyd and to protest police misconduct. ,