CNN.com is reporting that bananas were thrown at Cecile Kyenge, Italy’s first black minister of integration. Holly Yan, Lauren Russell and Boriana Milanova of CNN report:
“Racist taunts against Italy’s first black minister, Cecile Kyenge, took another ugly turn over the weekend when someone hurled bananas at her during a rally.
Kyenge’s appointment as Italy’s minister of integration three months ago isn’t sitting well with right-wing radicals whose racial slurs and antics have overshadowed her tenure.
The banana incident is just the latest.
It took place Friday in Cervia, where Kyenge was speaking to supporters. A man popped up out of the crowd and launched two bananas toward the podium, Kyenge spokesman Cosimo Torlo said.
The bananas fell short of the stage, landing between the first and second row of spectators.”
Kyenge shrugged off the attack which is one of many that includes being called an Orangutan by an Italian lawmaker.
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