Italian Minster of the Interior and leader of the League party Matteo Salvini was met with a crowd of angry protesters during a visit to the Sicilian town of Catania to meet party officials, on Sunday.
“In Sicily, Salvini will never enter again because he is a traitor. He is a traitor!” a protester said.
The anti-Salvini protesters could also be heard chanting “Fuck you Salvini” and “The League [Salvini’s party] get away from Catania!”
Protesters tried to halt his official motorcade as it left Catania’s Town Hall and many scuffles broke out with police and security.
On Thursday, Salvini called for new elections saying the coalition government was not working. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte accused the Interior Minister of fabricating “the most transparent [political crisis] in Republican history.”
Despite being the junior party in the coalition, the League is well ahead in opinion polls, largely due to its opposition towards immigration however many Italians dislike the League for its populist views.