Protesters surround the hearse carrying the coffin of Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke
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Nazi funeral stopped amid protests

A funeral service in Italy for the Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke has been called off after angry protests broke out.

A funeral service in Italy for the Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke has been called off after angry protests broke out.

More than 500 people shouted "murderer" and "executioner", clashing with Nazi sympathisers as the coffin passed.

The former German SS officer was jailed for life in 1998 over the killing of more than 300 civilians in 1944.

  • 16 Oct
  • From the section Europe