Italy Launches Probe Into Anti-Salvini Banner Seen During Election Campaign - Reports
Italian prosecutors have launched an investigation into individuals who displayed a banner against Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini when he was attending his party's campaign rallies in southwestern Italy in early May, local media reported on Friday, citing sources
Throughout the week, anti-Salvini banners were displayed in several Italian cities by opponents of the deputy prime minister's strong anti-immigration views, among others.
The removal of the banner has also raised concerns over possible violations of the freedom of speech.
On May 26, Italy will be on the last day of the European Parliament elections while also holding local elections, during which the majority of the country will be voting for new mayors and members of city councils.