Cops probe race hate agst Segre after vaccination

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(ANSA) – MILAN, FEB 19 – Italian police are looking into
threats and insults posted online against 90-year-old Holocaust
survivor and Life Senator Liliana Segre after she got vaccinated
against COVID-19 on Thursday, judicial sources said Friday.
    The probe is into threats aggravated by discrimination and
racial hatred, the sources said.
    Posts included unprintable insults, antisemitic jibes, questions
asking “why her and my grandma no”, and others voicing the hope
she would suffer the worst possible adverse reactions to the
    It is not the first time the Auschwitz survivor has been
targeted by racial and anti-semitic Web hate.
    She was inundated with insults after turning up for a Senate
confidence vote in the government of ex-premier Giuseppe Conte
last month.
    Health Minister Roberto Speranza paid tribute to Segre after she
had her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a Milan hospital
on Thursday.
    “A life that is an example for everyone. Even in the most simple
gestures,” Speranza said via Facebook.
    “Thank you Liliana Segre”. (ANSA).


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