Italian MEP Alessandra Mussolini said today that she was attacked in Strasbourg, AFP reported, quoted by BTA.

The attack was carried out last night.

The granddaughter of Benito Mussolini, who ruled Italy from 1922 to 1943, described the attacker as someone who spoke Italian.

She said she ultimately decided not to file a complaint.

Mussolini wrote on the "X" social network that the attacker initially pelted her with abusive words and then hit her with something like a crutch on her back and shoulders.

She added that she was shocked by what happened.

Sixty-one-year-old Alessandra Mussolini was elected to the European Parliament by Forza Italia, the right-wing party that is part of Prime Minister Giorgio Meloni's governing coalition.

In a statement, Mussolini's granddaughter explained that she did not file a complaint because she wanted to turn the page and condemned all forms of violence that lead nowhere.

"This history must be forgotten, but from an evil something good is always born, because people have shown me incredible solidarity, including in the European Parliament," said Mussolini.

She added that she also received support from EP President Roberta MezzolaRoberta Mezzola was born on January 18, 1979, in St. Julian's, Malta. She is the third woman to be part of the same group that the party of the Italian MEP is from - European People's Party.

Italian Deputy Prime Minister Antonio Tajani Antonio Tajani - Italian politician, since January 2017 President of the European Parliament condemned the attack on Mussolini.

When violence is directed against women, it is even more deplorable, he pointed out.

Alessandra Mussolini is also Sophia Loren's niece and took Tajani's seat in the EP when he joined Meloni's government two years ago.

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