This footage shows police under attack from a mob in Italy when they attempt to arrest two suspects wanted for robbery.
The incident in which the cops are attempting to arrest the pair was filmed from a balcony in the historical Aurora district of Turin, in the northern Italian region of Piedmont
According to local media, two men, aged 28 and 36 years old and of Moroccan nationality, were stopped by officers on suspicion that they had snatched a chain from an elderly man shortly before.
The victim had fallen to the ground and despite being injured, he managed to call the emergency services, local media reported.
But as the police officers were searching the pair, a mob, reported to be anarchists living in a nearby building that was previously a nursery school and is now being used as a squat, confronted them.
The mob was screaming for the police to leave the pair alone, shouting that the duo was starving and “didn’t have bread to eat”.
The cop had to be helped by other officers attending the emergency as backup. It is said that there were confrontations in the area with police and the neighbours after the backup arrived.
Seven police officers were reportedly injured and six people have been arrested: two for robbery and four for resisting arrest. Three other people have been reported for resisting arrest and violence, local media reported.
Osvaldo Napoli, councillor belonging to the political party of Forza Italia, considered the incident to be a demonstration of “social indifference”.
Sergio Magiano, another politician described it as “crazy and dangerous act”.
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