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Editorial Line: Forza Nuova and Repubblica

editorial line: Repubblica has reported regularly on an escalation of incidents by Forza Nuova and other right-wing and skinhead movements targeting migrants, according to Metro News. The paper's editorial line has also favoured proposed legislation to accelerate citizenship for children born in Italy to immigrants. They carried a banner reading Boycott L'Espresso and Repubblica. In a statement on its Facebook page, Forza Nuova said it was declaring war on Repubblica and L'Espresso, accusing it of carrying out the genocide of the Italian people by supporting the citizenship sentiment has been rising in Italy, as in the rest of Europe, thanks to the influx of would-be refugees of many nationalities arriving on boats from Libya. Last week, a group of skinheads interrupted a meeting on housing migrants in the northern city of Como and read an anti-migrant manifesto, prompting calls for the Interior Ministry to formally dissolve such groups. Tensions have grown more acute as Italy heads into general elections next year, with a centre -right coalition including the anti-immigrant Northern League trying to regain the premiership from the Democratic Party. ( As reported in the news.