Nigerians living in Italy have staged a protest in support for Charity Oriachi, wife of the Nigerian man, Alika Ogorchukwu, that was beaten to death by an Italian man on Friday, July 30, 2022, on the streets of Civitanova Marche city located in the Province of Macerata, Marche Region of Italy.
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LatestNGnews reported that Daniel Amanza, who runs the ACSIM association for immigrants in the Marche region’s Macerata province, said that the deceased, Mr Ogorchukwu, was married with two children, he resorted to selling goods on the street after he was struck by a car and lost his job as a laborer due to his injuries.
The Associated Press reported that Amanza went ahead to give a different version of what happened, saying the attacker became infuriated when Ogorchukwu told the man’s companion she was beautiful.
“This compliment killed him,’’ “The tragic fact is that there were many people nearby. They filmed, saying ‘Stop,’ but no one moved to separate them,’’
Macerata was the site of a 2018 shooting spree targeting African immigrants that wounded six people. Luca Traini, 31, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for the shootings, which Italy’s highest court confirmed qualified as a hate crime.
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Civitanova Marche’s mayor, Fabrizio Ciarapica, met with members of the Nigerian community after hundreds demonstrated on Saturday.
“My condemnation is not only for the (crime) but it is also for the indifference,” Ciarapica told Sky. ”This is something that has shocked citizens.”
Former Premier Matteo Renzi, who heads his own small party, called out political leaders for “instrumentalizing” the attack.
“I am horrified by this electoral climate,″ he said on social media. ”A father was killed in an atrocious and racist way while passersby took video without stopping the aggressor. And instead of reflecting on what we are becoming, politicians argue and instrumentalize.”
A Civitanova Marche i manifestanti hanno bloccato un angolo della strada che conduce alla piazza. Molti sono arrabbiati per la mancanza di reazione da parte dei cittadini, non intervenuti per dividere Filippo Claudio Giuseppe Ferlazzo, il 32enne arrestato, da Alika Ogorchukwu. https://t.co/XYOFjD492Q pic.twitter.com/XFbwI8v4m9
— Francesco Comito (@FrancescComito) July 30, 2022