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14:30  07 september  2019
14:30  07 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Anti - cruise ships protesters took to a number of boats in Venice on Sunday afternoon to hold a demonstration against the transit of large cruise ships

The protest comes days after a cruise ship crashed into a tourist boat, injuring four people. Critics say such large ships pose a conservation risk to the lagoon city, pollute its waters and mar its beauty. Ministers said Sunday's crash proved the need for a ban on liners

Several hundred protesters demanding the authorities ban huge cruise ships they say threaten one of the world's most historic cities targeted the Venice film festival Saturday to make their point.

Anti-cruise ship protesters target Venice film festival© Alberto PIZZOLI Members of Venice's "No Big Ships" Committee (No Grandi Navi) protest against the cruise ships that sail into in the Venice lagoon

Between 300 and 400 protestors gathered in front of the main marquee where the glittering closing ceremonies of the film festival will be held later in the day.

They carried banners denouncing the impact the massive ships are having on Venice and its environment as well as the threat of global climate change.

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Venice ’s mayor wants cruise ships rerouted from the heart of the lagoon. 18. Dubrovnik, Croatia – Dubrovnik, which skyrocketed in popularity after "Game of Thrones" scenes were filmed there, is taking measures to reduce the number of day visitors from cruise ships .

Venice protesters hit out at cruise ship arrivals in tourism backlash. THOUSANDS of protesters descended on Venice in a demonstration against cruise ships and the “destruction” of historic Italian city by mass tourism as locals accused the mayor of Venice of displacing residents in favour of

In particular, they say the boats sailing through the lagoon are eroding the very foundations of the city.

"The 'Venice Climate Camp' has sounded the alarm. The message is clear, the earth is burning. The time has come to mobilise, to take serious measures, to ensure social and climate justice," the organisers said on their website.

"So, let us make Venice a symbol of the struggle against climate change, let us use the film festival as a sounding board."

The festival attracts global attention, especially so with the award of the prizes watched over by stars, celebrities and hundreds of journalists.

Venice is one of the most visited cities in the world but the sight of giant cruise ships so close to its invaluable historic inheritance has sparked uproar.

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