Scuffles as Nazi war criminal marks 100th birthday
ROME, Latium (AFP) - Scuffles erupted outside the Rome home of Erich Priebke on Monday as one of the last living Nazi war criminals celebrated his 100th birthday.
Police had reinforced security at the address where Priebke is under house arrest, but the measure failed to prevent minor clashes.
Several dozen demonstrators from the Jewish organisation Project Dreyfus were at the protest, confronting a family member of the former SS captain, identified as Mr Priebke's grandson, when he arrived with a bottle of champagne.
Insults and a scuffle followed and the man was eventually led to safety in a police car to avoid the angry protestors.