Italy, pushes pregnant woman off the train and tears off her burqa
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Italy, pushes pregnant woman off the train and tears off her burqa

The attacker has been identified: he is a 35-year-old commuter from Prato, says Italian media

He would tear the burqa from her face, then yank her and push her off the train and warn her not to try to get back in it. It happened at the Calenzano station (Florence). The alleged responsible, a 35-year-old from Vaiano (Prato), was reported. The woman, of Moroccan origin and in the seventh month of pregnancy, was in the company of her 11-year-old son. The Prato prosecutor has opened a file for injuries and private violence aggravated by abject motives and racial hatred.

The facts date back to July 15. The woman, who wore the burqa that completely covered her face as required by the Muslim faith, wanted to take a regional to reach Florence. When the convoy reached the dock and stopped, she went up with her son. He didn’t have time to get his feet on the train that the 35-year-old started yelling at her because of her burqa. “People like you don’t have to stay here, do you understand?”, He would have shouted at her. Then he would yank her, ripping the veil off her face. Then he would push her forcing her to get out of the train, still standing in the station. Her son, frightened, started to cry and the woman, in shock, ran away fearing for the safety of her and her baby.