18 Dec '11, 1am

Thousands march in Florence, Italy after far-right activist kills 2 in racist shooting spree

Thousands march in Florence, Italy after far-right activist kills 2 in racist shooting spree

Demonstrators gather in front of Santa Maria Novella church on Dec 17, 2011 during an antiracist march in Florence in memory of the two Senegalese who were killed on Dec 13 by a far-right Italian. -- PHOTO: AFP FLORENCE, Italy (AFP) - Thousands marched against racism in Florence on Saturday after a far-right activist killed two Senegalese vendors in a shooting spree that shocked Italy and ignited a row over immigration. 'We want today to be the dawn of a new hope so that our brothers did not die in vain,' said Mr Pape Diaw, a spokesman for the Senegalese community. 'We really have to work for peaceful coexistence and respect of people but it has to be a real struggle, not just a facade,' he told reporters. Around 10,000 people took part in the demonstration, according to police, while organisers put the number at some 12,000. Participants carried Senegalese flags and placa...

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