[Ed. – Not sure you’d really call this a hoax. More of a false PC narrative launched by the Left.]
A Nigerian migrant who was said to have been beaten up by “fascists” was actually assaulted by Roma from eastern Europe, according to police sources.
The victim of the assault claimed two individuals assaulted him in a Florence, Italy underpass, punching him in the mouth and the side of his head, newspaper Il Giornale reports. …
The Nigerian works as a peddler of goods, selling small items such as lighters on the street near the underpass, and came to Italy by boat in 2014. He has a permanent residency permit according to reports.
Immediately after news of the attack was published, claims began to circulate online that the perpetrators were “fascists”. One user cited in the Il Giornale report claimed: “Two infamous fascists have beaten up that very nice [man] who always stops down there.”