Many protesters at the 2001 G8 summit in Genoa were beaten up by the police. The European Court of Human Rights has now ruled that at least one victim is to be awarded compensation; more could follow.
Italy has become the last major Western country to legalize same-sex partnerships as a much-disputed law takes effect. The Catholic Church and several parties have strongly opposed the move.
Italian advocates of civil union for gays and lesbians have protested in some 90 cities, demanding legal recognition in the traditionally Catholic nation. Italy's Senate opens law change debate next Thursday.
The attack has been claimed by an anti-globalist group calling itself 'Fire and Flame for the Police.' The attack comes ahead of Hamburg hosting the G20 summit in July.
People have staged a large-scale rally in the Italian capital to protest against a bill that would legalize same-sex civil unions. The issue is proving deeply divisive for Matteo Renzi's government.
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