Swiss among six jailed for Rome police attack

A Swiss man and five Italians who attacked an Italian police officer and set his vehicle alight at an anti-austerity demonstration in Rome were sentenced to six years in prison on Monday, local media reported.

In October 2011, the protestors — currently aged between 28 and 37 — set an armoured Carabinieri police vehicle on fire and pummelled its driver with sticks.

The six protestors were charged with aggravated assault against a police representative, resisting arrest and vandalism.
   
Their lawyers denounced the jail terms as severe and said they would appeal.


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