Far-right extremists, football fans in Rome have fight with police

Source : 112 Ukraine

Protesters were angered by economic consequences of quarantine restrictions and demanded  resignation of Giuseppe Conte government
09:35, 7 June 2020

In the center of the Italian capital, far-right extremists and football fans staged an anti-government rally, which turned into a fight with the police, as the BBC news agency reported.

The protesters were angered by the economic consequences of quarantine restrictions and demanded the resignation of the government of Giuseppe Conte. One demonstrator explained that people who wanted to restore the "rule of law and dignity in Italy" came to the rally.

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After the activist began to communicate with the media, the peaceful march began to acquire a violent character.

Some protesters threw bottles, stones, and smoke bombs at the police, journalists, and photographers. They shouted: "Journalists! Terrorists!"

Italy entered the final phase of quarantine mitigation, opening transport links between regions and their international borders. Shops, cafes, and restaurants resumed work, and tourist facilities began to receive visitors.

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said the government is working to accelerate social payments and promised serious tax reform.

Since the beginning of the epidemic in Italy, coronavirus claimed the lives of more than 33,800 people. 234 citizens contracted a dangerous infection. Italy is considered one of the world countries most affected by a coronavirus.

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