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Piacenza street video: A video emerged on Twitter shows a 55-year-old woman attacked by a 27-year-old Ghanaian, an asylum seeker, as reported by Italian media outlets.
The victim was a 55-year-old woman of Ukrainian nationality. The attacker was a 27-year-old Ghanaian. The attack, in broad daylight, was stopped – and the man arrested – thanks to the intervention of the police, alerted by a resident.
Italian far-right politician Giorgia Meloni has hit back after she was criticized for posting a video of a woman being raped on Twitter.
Meloni was accused of “indecent” and “vulgar” election campaigning by rival politicians after sharing the controversial footage.
The blurred video shows a Ukrainian woman being assaulted and raped in the middle of the street in Piacenza by “an asylum seeker,” Meloni said.
It was filmed by an onlooker, and the cries of the woman can be heard.
The far-right Brothers of Italy’s leader has pledged to “restore security” in the country if she wins the upcoming election on September 25.
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Other politicians questioned whether Meloni had spoken with the woman or the police before publishing the video.
Local Italian officials have confirmed that a 55-year-old woman was assaulted in Piacenza over the weekend by an asylum seeker from Guinea. Police confirmed that a man had been detained as part of the investigation.
Both the far-right leader and Salvini have hit back against their critics, accusing them of “delirious mystifications”.
Twitter removed the video on Tuesday, while Italian police investigate how the footage was disseminated.