Rome– Milan’s deputy mayor says the fatal stabbing of an Egyptian immigrant man triggered a street rampage between immigrant gangs that left cars damaged and store windows smashed.
Riccardo De Corato told the Italian news agency ANSA that the clash Saturday night on one of Milan’s more ethnically diverse streets pitted gangs of North Africans against South American migrants.
De Corato didn’t say what provoked the stabbing. But a reporter for Il Sole-24 Ore radio said the 19-year-old victim was knifed after rival gangs of migrant youths started fighting on a city bus, then got off the vehicle.
By late Saturday, violence had subsided in the neighborhood along Via Padova.
The Milan official said tensions between migrants spark nearly daily clashes.