(ANSA) – PONTASSIEVE, SEP 9 – A 20-year-old woman from Congo
on Wednesday pushed and shoved rightwing League leader Matteo
Salvini, ripping his shirt and breaking off the gold chain
around his neck, as he arrived for an election rally at
Pontassieve near Florence.
   
The young woman was in “a clear state of psycho-physical
excitation”, police said.
   
They said her actions did not appear to have been premeditated.
   
They said she found herself alongside Salvini as she was
returning from work.
   
Separately, a group of young leftists and anarchists protested
Salvini’s visit.
   
The woman was part of a crowd that had gathered for the League
leader’s arrival.
   
The League is a populist and nationalist anti-migrant and
Euroskeptic party.
   
Tuscany is one of seven Italian regions going to the polls to
elect new governors and a new government on September 20-21.
   
Elections will also take place in Val d’Aosta, Campania,
Liguria, Marche, Puglia and Veneto.
   
Elections will also be held in 1,137 out of 7,904 Italian
municipalities, including 18 provincial capitals.
   
They are: Agrigento, Andria, Aosta, Arezzo, Bolzano, Chieti,
Crotone, Enna, Fermo, Lecco, Macerata, Mantua, Matera, Nuoro,
Reggio Calabria, Trani, Trento and Venice.
   
Three of these are also regional capitals: Aosta, Trento and
Venice.
   
In a referendum over the same two…

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