Protesters chant anti-Semitic slogans outside Rome synagogue
November 15, 2012
ROME (JTA) — Protesters chanted anti-Semitic and pro-Palestinian slogans outside the main Rome synagogue during mass student protests that turned violent.
Tens of thousands of people in dozens of Italian cities reportedly took part in strikes and demonstrations Wednesday protesting the economic situation and other issues.
In Rome, thousands of high school and university students staged marches through the city center, blocking traffic. Police chased some marchers into the old Jewish Quarter, according to reports.
Rome Jewish community President Riccardo Pacifici said that some of the demonstrators waved Palestinian flags while hooting and shouting anti-Jewish slogans outside the Great Synagogue of Rome.