Italy heads to the polls in September in a divisive campaign where immigration is a top issue.
After suffering an injury at work as a labourer, Alika Ogorchukwu took to street selling to support his family. On 29 June he was beaten to death on a footpath in the town of Macerata in an attack media reports said was racially motivated.
The death has shocked Italy, particularly as bystanders chose to film the assault on their phones rather than intervene to stop it. Commentators are blaming anti-immigration Fascist parties for stoking racial tensions.
Alika Ogorchukwu was publicly strangled to death for no reason. The sad event took place on June 29, 2022 in Macerata Italy, where it was filmed by onlookers, none of whom intervened.
Many are now comparing his killing to George Floyd.
God rest the dead. pic.twitter.com/rpt3Xx2dvU
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