Opposition groups demand explanation from Italian prime minister over fascism within party. Members of the Italian government’s youth wing have been caught making Nazi salutes in an undercover investigation into fascist leanings. They were also seen chanting “Sieg Heil” and “Duce” in support of the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, according to a report by the news site, fanpage.it. (…) However at the weekend an investigation into the activities of the Gioventu Nazionale, or National Youth, of Ms Meloni’s party appeared to challenge that view. In a 12-minute clip, young people were secretly filmed making fascist gestures. In one scene which appeared to be filmed at a mountain retreat, young members are seen yelling “Sieg Heil, Sieg Heil. We are really fascists”. Political opponents demanded a response from Ms Meloni as she was concluding the G7 summit in Puglia, but she has yet to comment. Her opponents decried it as proof the political Right is still haunted by its fascist past. “The Right can whitewash itself but it cannot hide anti-Semitism and racism,” Elly Schlein, head of the main opposition Democratic Party (PD) told the La7 TV channel.

via telegraph: ‘Meloni Youth’ caught making Nazi salutes and chanting ‘Sieg Heil’