“It’s inside you,” says Fulvio, head of the SPQR skinheads.
“You can feel it grow and you realise you can’t sit by and watch while things are happening that you don’t like. One of the survivors of the Social Republic [the last phase of Mussolini’s fascist state] paid us the biggest compliment in a way, when he said, ‘In our day, you couldn’t sit on the fence. You were on one side or the other. It was easier because you were forced to choose. But you lot today, what do you do it for?’
“In the early 90s, people just saw us as ignorant, drunken louts. We have had to break down a lot of prejudices to get the right to accept us. There were a lot of tensions in those days, not like now. For us, being skinheads is a framework; it’s a way of life, but it’s not the most…
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