BOLOGNA, April 7, 2008 ( – An Italian pro-life politician was pelted with eggs and bottles during an April 2 campaign appearance in Bologna, Catholic World News reports.

Giuliano Ferrara, the leader of a popular movement for a moratorium on abortion, was making an appearance along with parliamentary candidates for the Emilio-Romagna region when the disturbance occurred. About 100 protestors, representing Communist and Green party sympathizers, hooted at the pro-life candidates, calling them “buffoons” and “fascists,” as objects were hurled from the crowd. Ferrara shouted back at the hecklers: “This is not democracy!”

At least 15 people in the crowd were injured during the melee. Among those requiring medical treatment were a reporter for the Republica newspaper and several local police officers.

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