International anarchists backing jailed militant Alfredo Cospito are being “mobilised against the Italian state,” Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani says.
Italy faces attacks by global anarchists: minister
Italian embassies all over the world are at risk of anarchist attacks linked to the case of the hunger-striking Alfredo Cospito, Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani says.
Cospito, 55, is an Italian anarchist who has been on a hunger strike for more than 100 days to protest against being jailed under the strict “41 bis” isolation regime.
“We are raising security in all of our embassies and consulates because at the moment international anarchists are mobilised against the Italian state,” Tajani told a news conference in Rome.
In December, a Greek anarchist group claimed responsibility for an arson attack outside an Italian diplomat’s home, calling it an act of solidarity with Cospito.