US News Covid-19: in Italy, demonstrations against the new restrictive measures

20:50  27 october  2020
20:50  27 october  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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Après Naples, dans toutes les grandes villes d’Italie la colère s'intensifie contre les nouvelles mesures qui obligent les bars et les restaurants à ne plus servir de clients à table dès 18h. Ici, à Turin le 26 octobre. © Claudio Furlan / LaPresse via AP After Naples, in all the major cities of Italy anger is intensifying against the new measures which force bars and restaurants no longer serving customers at the table from 6 p.m. Here in Turin on October 26.

After Naples, in all the big cities of Italy anger is intensifying against the new measures which force bars and restaurants to stop serving customers at table from 6 p.m. All cultural and sporting activities are practically suspended, even in small groups. During last night's protests, media reported around 30 arrests were made by law enforcement agencies, including 13 minors in Milan and 5 adult "ultras" in Turin.

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With our correspondent in Rome, Anne Le Nir

In Italy, new demonstrations took place this Tuesday, October 27 in the south of the country and more are scheduled for Wednesday, notably in Rome.

Disappointed by the government, which seems to be navigating its fight against the spread of the coronavirus on sight, by the thousands Italians take to the streets and express their feelings of exasperation, chanting these slogans: "Let us work. Freedom, Freedom! Sometimes they turn to violence. Like in Turin where luxury shops were ransacked and Milan where trams were vandalized. It should however be specified that it is young people, and not so young, of the extreme right, or activists, coming from self-managed social centers, who are at the origin of the violence and not all the demonstrators, dispersed by the anti-violence police. - riot, with tear gas.

But the government is nonetheless afraid of a social bomb and more substantial financial assistance, for sectors in difficulty, will be paid by November 15 at the latest according to the promises of the Minister of the Economy, Roberto Gualtieri.

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