Thousands march against racism and fascism in Rome

Thousands joined a march against racism in Rome amidst debate over immigration during the pre-poll phase. The march was joined by prominent leaders like Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, other politicians and unionists as well to call for a stop to racism and fascism in the country. In a sign of increasing tensions ahead of the March 4 national election, earlier this month, the far-left protestors and members of a neo-fascist party engaged in a scuffle across Italy.