Italian police are being forced to protect Roma Gypsies who have come under attack from local residents in Naples two nights running. Makeshift homes were set alight as demonstrators attacked two camps. The disturbance was sparked by an alleged kidnap attempt by a Roma teenager. There is deep suspicion throughout the country of the Roma community. The government is preparing controversial anti-immigration measures targeting Romanians in particular. The incidents in Naples began when a Roma teenage girl was caught inside an apartment, allegedly trying to steal a six-month-old baby girl. (BBC)

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