Police in riot gear go after protesters after scuffles broke out outside the Society of St. Pius X, a schismatic Catholic group, where funeral of Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke was scheduled to take ... more 
Police in riot gear go after protesters after scuffles broke out outside the Society of St. Pius X, a schismatic Catholic group, where funeral of Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke was scheduled to take place, in Albano Laziale, on the outskirts of Rome, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. The bitterly protested funeral of Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke was called off hours after it was to have taken place Tuesday by his lawyer who said police prevented friends and family members from attending amid a noisy protest against the planned religious ceremony. Giachini, told The Associated Press the funeral did not take place "because authorities did not allow people to enter who wanted to come in. Everything was ready. We were waiting for those who should have arrived to participate." They included Priebke's son Ingo, other lawyers in Giachini's firm along and some younger right-wing sympathizers, Giachini said. Priebke participated in one of the worst massacres of German-occupied Italy during World War II, the slaughter of 335 civilians at the Ardeatine Caves outside Rome. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca) less 
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