Italian Riot Police Beat La Repubblica Reporter Stefano Origone
In his report, Origone wrote that he remained hospitalised in Genoa with heavy bruising and head trauma.
Riot police began beating demonstrators after CasaPound supporters and opponents clashed near the party's rally, according to news reports.
"The journalist, Origone, was in the piazza to do his job in a peaceful manner as a reporter. I don't know how he could have been mistaken for a rioter," said Genoa's chief prosecutor, Francesco Cozzi, according to German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle. Italian prosecutors have opened an investigation into Origone's beating, according to the broadcaster. In an interview published by La Repubblica, Genoa Police Superintendent Vincenzo Ciarambino apologised for the officers' attack on the journalist.