Sure, violence should never be used to express political opinions, but in the case of notorious right-wing-a-hole Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, it somehow seems appropriate (from the New York Times):
An attacker hurled a statuette at Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, striking the leader in the face at the end of a rally Sunday and leaving the stunned 73-year-old media mogul with a broken nose and bloodied mouth.
Berlusconi had just finished delivering a long, vigorous speech at the rally to thousands of applauding supporters from his Freedom People party in the square outside the cathedral at about 6:30 p.m.
The attack occurred at a time when Berlusconi, one of Italy’s wealthiest men, is embroiled in a sex scandal, a divorce case with his wife and public protests demanding his resignation.
On Dec. 5, tens of thousands of Italians fed up with the premier marched peacefully through Rome to demand [that Berlusconi step down].
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