Italy’s populist deputy PM Matteo Salvini has been confronted after he shared an image of three young feminine protesters on Facebook.
Former parliamentary speaker Laura Boldrini demanded that Mr Salvini dispose of the publish.
She asked him how he could “divulge the three underage ladies” to grievance and abusive feedback from his supporters.
The girls have been at a “No Salvini day” protest within the city of Milan earlier this month.
Mr Salvini’s proper-wing and anti-immigration League party is in a coalition executive with the populist 5 Megastar celebration.
Within The video, Mr Salvini defends his choice to criticise the protesters, stated by Italian media to be minors.
He issues out that they have been holding placards relating to the Piazzale Loreto, the positioning where the body of Italy’s International Struggle Two dictator Benito Mussolini was put on show in April 1945.
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Ms Boldrini tells Mr Salvini that she disagrees with the message, however urges him to be “accountable” after the young protestors had been topic to criticism and abuse on social media – with a few of the extra excessive feedback calling for them to “soak up prostitution” or “be raped”.
This prompted others to speak up of their defence, with one commenter asking if Mr Salvini used to be conscious about the feedback on his post.
“Do you fully grasp what your voters write approximately these women?” Rosa Pascale from the town of Ragusa in Sicily wrote. “As a father, they do not bother you? Don’t Seem To Be you involved approximately what could happen to them?”
Ms Boldrini has taken the issue to parliament, asking Mr Salvini to a minimum of delete the comments from the publish, if now not the image itself.
Mr Salvini and Ms Boldrini have clashed earlier than, with the previous parliament speaker incessantly criticising Mr Salvini’s policies.
In 2016 Mr Salvini when put next Ms Boldrini to an inflatable sex doll at a Northern League birthday party rally, Ansa information company mentioned.
By Tom Gerken & Mauro Galluzzo