Florence PD bombing is ‘serious intimidation’

Interior Minister Angelino Alfano has spoken out against the bombing earlier this week of the Democratic Party (PD) headquarters in Florence, describing the attack as "a serious act of intimidation".

Florence PD bombing is 'serious intimidation'
Interior Minister Angelino Alfano is the leader of the New Centre-Right (NCD) party. Photo: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

The ruling party headquarters in Florence, the former home of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, was hit with a homemade bomb in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

No-one was injured in the attack, which happened outside at the back of the PD headquarters.

Responding to the news Alfano, leader of the New Centre-Right (NCD) party, said it was “a serious act of intimidation” against the centre-left party.

“Acts of intimidation are uncivil and against every democratic principle, and constitute a risk to public safety,” the interior minister was quoted in Il Messaggero as saying.

Such acts “represent a response of those who do not know how to speak, who strike out and hide themselves,” Alfano said.

No-one has yet claimed responsibility for the Florence bombing.

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