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BBC NEWS | Europe | Crowds march against Naples mafia - 0 views

  • Thousands of Italians have marched through Naples in one of the largest anti-mafia protests of recent years.

    Police said 100,000 people gathered for the protest, held annually on the first day of spring.

  • They called for more police action against mafia clans, who have killed more than 900 people in recent decades.
  • Organised crime in Italy is dominated by four mafia clans: Sicily's Cosa Nostra; the Camorra around Naples; Calabria's 'Ndrangheta; and the Sacra Corona Unita, in Puglia.

    The Italian authorities have hit the Cosa Nostra hard in recent years, says the BBC's Mark Duff in Milan, but other groups maintain their grip and have seen their influence spread.

    The global economic downturn has also thrown up fresh money-making opportunities for the mafia - such as lending cash to credit-starved businessmen.

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