Populist Italian Senator Matteo Salvini has offered to pay the fine of a man who was caught breaking coronavirus lockdown rules by kissing his girlfriend on the street.
Salvini, who leads the League (Lega) party, offered to pay the fine of 20-year-old Francesco Barducci who was caught kissing his girlfriend by police in the town of Forte dei Marmi in Tuscany.
Barducci told his story on the television programme Quarta Repubblica earlier this week and Salvini, who was also a guest on the programme, expressed solidarity with the young man, Il Giornale reports.
Populist Senator Matteo Salvini’s League, along with their allies Forza Italia, has called on the Italian government to suspend taxes in areas under lockdown to save local businesses. https://t.co/O3eXgg1KLd
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