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20/01/2012 - CATANIA. Five municipal police officers were injured last night in Catania by a group of people - two of them have been arrested - which had initially prevented two policemen from checking the identity of an 'extracommunitarian' street vendor and subsequently attacked three other agents who had intervened in aid of their colleagues. The attack took place on the corner of the streets of San Giuliano and Antonio St. Ursula, in the old city.
The officers - one of whom was forced to fire a shot in the air with the pistol - were able to stop two young men, respectively 18 and 20 years, who were part of the group of attackers, who were arrested and placed under house arrest. The injured have been medicated in the ER and judged to heal within seven days.
"What has happened is a very serious matter. Officers were doing their duty to help fight lawlessness and illegal activity that this administration is undertaking, and were attacked not by immigrants, but by people from Catania who wanted to prevent them from doing their job." said the mayor of Catania Raffaele Stancanelli. [...]