The man police suspect was responsible for pouring red dye into the Trevi fountain on Friday Oct 19 has spoken out about the incident. Graziano Cecchini, who has far right sympathies, insists he is innocent but says he agrees with the philosophy behind the action.

The fountain began spurting tomato-red water at around 16.30 on Friday after a man in a hat tipped the dye into the fountain and fled, leaving a pile of leaflets behind signed by