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Please spread the news, as a result of local laws issued to discriminate against Chinese People working in Milan. The Italian police beat a Chinese woman with a three year old child in Milan today. After several Chinese people protested the police charged the crowd and injured many innocent Chinese workers and taxpayers. Please spread the news and boycott all italian products and people. They hate Chinese, they only want our money.

here are the photos

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looks bad...

what's the story, don't speak italian, see..

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Here's the story

From "The Age":

Chinese merchants, police clash in Milan
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AdvertisementItalian riot police have clashed with hundreds of Chinese merchants in Milan, after scuffles broke out over traffic controls in the city's busy Chinatown.

Officials said 14 police were injured and two cars were destroyed as protesters threw plastic bottles and rubbish bins at police armed with batons.

It was not clear how many protesters were injured but television footage showed several wounded.

Waving Chinese flags and placards reading "Stop violence and abuse against the Chinese community", at least 400 merchants and residents later staged a sit-in on the neighbourhood's main street, bringing traffic to a standstill.

"You just want to send away the Chinese population," one protester shouted at a police officer.

"Where is Italy's humanity?"

Officials said the protest started when traffic police, who want to tighten control of commercial traffic in the area full of wholesale clothing stores, fined a driver and took away his licence because he was carrying merchant goods in a private car.

"It is not right for a violation of road regulations to cause this," Milan's mayor Letizia Moratti told a news conference.

"This cannot be justified."

Protesters complained of police violence, with some saying one had been hit with the butt of a pistol. Milan's deputy mayor denied this.

Residents have repeatedly complained about the noise and traffic, urging city officials to find a more suitable location for the wholesale distributors.

The outburst sparked reaction from some political groups who called for tougher controls on immigration.

"We have seen the first real revolt by foreigners, if it continues they will do whatever they want ... and put into place the laws they want," outspoken right-wing Northern League senator Roberto Calderoli said in a statement.

From the sound of things, there were wounded among both the police and protesters.

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Another article from the International Herald Tribune:

MILAN, Italy: Police in riot gear clashed with dozens of Chinese immigrants who massed in a Milan neighborhood Thursday to protest a fine given to a Chinese woman, reports and witnesses said.

About a dozen police officers and several Chinese were injured, the ANSA news agency reported. At least one car was overturned, and protesters shattered the windshields of two others, including a police car, video footage showed.

The disturbance began after police gave a Chinese woman a ?0 (US$53) fine for double-parking and unloading commercial merchandise from a private car in violation of the law, ANSA said.

Limin Zhang, the Chinese consul in Milan, said that for the past two months, police have been cracking down on Chinese businesses, particularly concerning the unloading of merchandise. "The business owners can't do their business," he told RAI state television.

Mayor Letizia Moratti said a new policy was in place to bring businesses in Chinatown into line with the law.

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"Unfortunately, for many years in Chinatown, they haven't respected the rules that are in place in the rest of the city," she told RAI. "We intend to follow a path of respecting the rules."

Holding banners and Chinese flags, the protesters staged an unscheduled demonstration in the city's Chinatown, and at one point threw bottles toward police, video footage showed.

There are about 13,000 Chinese immigrants registered in Milan, according to the latest available figures from 2005.

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A video report on this story from EuroNews:

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Post time 2007-4-13 08:43:32 |Display all floors
Discrimination against the Chinese people are everywhere in the world. I have yet to see things the other way round.

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