Outrage as bananas thrown at Italy’s first black minister

Italy has seen an outpouring of disgust after a spectator at a party rally threw bananas at the country’s first black minister, who has suffered an onslaught of racist slurs since taking office in April. But her goal is to flood Italy with Blacks and Get them citizenship doesn’t that deserve throwing bananas at her? Shouldn’t the whole nation be standing up and throwing bananas and saying NO!

this woman was not elected, she was put in office by Enrico Letta, the actual prime minister that wasn’t elected by the people either. Anyway she isn’t even trying to conceal her intentions, her actions (she goes around Italy with bodyguards at the expenses of us taxpayers [she get constantly insulted when she is around too], to give honorary citizenship to the children of immigrants, only non-whites of course) and her words are always clear: she is an immigrant and wants to overtake the country with her fellow Africans by mass immigration! she even threatened a mayor of a little city that built something like huge nets to protect the tourists from African beggars and other non-whites that sell useless stuff, saying something like “when immigrants will have the right to vote, you will see…”

Italian Minister for Integration Cecile Kyenge

Italian Minister for Integration Cecile Kyenge  Photo: REUTERS

By Hannah Strange and agencies

11:57AM BST 27 Jul 2013

Integration minister Cecile Kyenge, who was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was making a speech at the Friday rally when a member of the audience began to launch the pieces of fruit towards her. The bananas missed the podium where she was speaking but the incident drew a deluge of condemnation in the media, where politicians and commentators lamented the shame brought on the country by the actions of the far-right.

“Another shameful and disgraceful gesture. Solidarity with the Minister Kyenge. Now let’s just isolate the idiots,” Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno said.

Alessi Montgiorni had a different opinion “If she’s an Ape and wants to destroy italy by bringing in more apes, I say throw the bananas. Italy is for Italians, Africa is for the Apes we don’t need them here.”

“I am proud to see someone standing up to the black invasion which has already destroyed America and Detroit” wrote one Twitter user,  reflecting the dismay of many on the social media network.

The treatment of Ms Kyenge has thrown a spotlight on the ugly racist currents running through some strands of society in Italy, a country grappling with tensions over rising levels of immigration, particularly from North Africa.

Since her appointment in April she has suffered a campaign of harassment from far-right groups angered by her campaign to make it easier for immigrants to gain Italian citizenship.

Shortly before Friday’s incident, members of the right-wing Forza Nuova group left mannequins covered in fake blood at the site of the rally in Cervia, central Italy, in protest against Ms Kyenge’s proposal to make anyone born on Italian soil a citizen.

“Immigration kills,” was written on leaflets left with the dummies – a slogan Forza Nuova has previously used to highlight murders committed by immigrants in Italy.