ROME (Jun. 26)
Police raids Saturday on the homes and hangouts of far right-wing soccer fans netted a quantity of Nazi banners and insignia along with pistols, knives and other weapons.
About 30 raids were mounted on the eve of a big match between Lazio, one of Rome’s main soccer teams, and Ascoli. Supporters of Lazio were targeted in the raids.
It was the second time this month that the police have uncovered Nazi materials in raids on soccer fans in Rome.