Italy moves to ban all Nazi symbols, including souvenirs

‘Italian lawmakers have approved a bill which bans Nazi propaganda and symbols. Stores which sell fascist-themed calendars, posters, T-shirts and medals, as well as those who call for marches in memory of fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, may face prison sentences.

The bill bans “the propaganda of images or manifestations of the fascist party or Germany’s National Socialist German Workers’ Party [the Nazi party] or its ideologies, even only by means of the production, distribution, dissemination or sale of goods depicting people, images or symbols clearly referring to such parties or ideologies.“

The bill, introduced in July, sets the punishment as a prison term of between six months and two years.’

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