Yesterday there were clashes in various Italian cities during the “social strike” called by the leftist trade unions. In Rome, the protesters threw firecrackers and smoke bombs against the German Embassy.
Germany is widely blamed for the austerity policies adopted by the Italian Government, the European Union and the European Central Bank. Sometimes it is even accused of trying to establish a Fourth Reich after conquering Europe in a bloodless economic war.
The Italian Government opposed the German Reunification after the fall of the Berlin Wall.