"I have never been politically correct, I am politically incorrect. I would shoot, we would shoot."
Following a tragic terrorist attack on Barcelona's central La Rambla street over a week ago, which left 14 pedestrians dead and over 130 injured, the mayor of the popular Italian tourist destination Venice announced that anyone shouting 'Alahu Akbar' in the city's central St. Mark Square will be shot dead by 'snipers' if he/she takes more than three steps, The Independent reports.
St. Mark Square/Venice
"A year ago, I said after four steps. Now, after three," says Brugnaro according to The Independent, emphasizing on his indifference towards political correctness."I am politically incorrect. I would shoot, we would shoot."
Mayor Luigi Brugnaro, who was elected into office in 2015, further revealed that 4 extremists plotted to blow up the city's Rialto bridge a few months ago before getting arrested by authorities, prompting the city's police to step up security measures in order to secure the city's residents and tourists.
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