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Italian govt decision to boost quarantine measures provokes riots, clashes with police

Source : 112 Ukraine

The most notable cases were observed in Milan, Torino, Naples and Genova
22:37, 27 October 2020

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Protesters and local police fought in the streets of Milan, Torino, Naples, and Genova, as the Italian government announced more restrictions of quarantine in the country. Ansa reported that on October 27.

"Protests are growing all over Italy after the recent restriction due to coronavirus, which foresees the closure of buildings after 6 p.m. and the shutdown of gyms", reads the message.

The government made such an unpopular decision because of the second wave of coronavirus. Protest movement grows in all regions, but in the mentioned cities that action turned into riots.

In Milan, protesters threw stones and bottles in front of the HQ of Lombardia province; they put trash bins on fire and attacked a group of policemen.

Related: Italians face €1,000 fines for breaking face mask rules

In Torino, protesters blocked Castello square in the downtown city. They robbed the local shops. The police used tear gas to disperse them.

More clashes took place in Naples and Genova; prior to that, cases of violence were observed in Rome. Some protesters were detained.

Related: Protest against Covid-19 measures in Italy escalates into clashes with police

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