A street in Ercolano
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Town that stood up to the mafia

The Italian city of Naples and its surrounding area is the stronghold of a particularly bloody and ruthless mafia, the criminal network that is known as the Camorra.

For generations it has preyed on the people around Naples, forcing small businesses of all kinds to pay protection money.

But one town, Ercolano, has stood up to the men of the mafia.

Alan Johnston reports.

  • 21 Feb 2012
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