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World Covid-19. Clashes in Rome between far-right anti-curfew demonstrators and police

12:30  25 october  2020
12:30  25 october  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Street battles erupted in central Rome overnight as Italian police dispersed a group of 200 far - right demonstrators , who staged a violent protest against the government’s Covid - 19 restrictions. The clashes in Rome came after similar violence in Naples on Friday night.

Dozens of far - right protesters in Rome clashed with riot police during a demonstration against the curfew early Sunday, as Italy's government prepared to tighten coronavirus restrictions further. Some 200 masked militants belonging to neo-fascist group Forza Nuova hurled projectiles at police and set

Quelque 200 militants masqués d’un groupe néofasciste ont lancé des projectiles sur les forces de l’ordre. © AFP / ANDREAS SOLARO Some 200 masked activists from a neo-fascist group threw projectiles at the police.

Dozens of activists from an Italian neo-fascist group clashed with law enforcement agencies in central Rome overnight from Saturday to Sunday to protest the curfew. Similar facts had broken out the night before in Naples.

Dozens of far-right demonstrators protesting the curfew clashed with riot police on the night of Saturday October 24 to Sunday 25 in central Rome, while Italy s 'prepares to toughen its anti-coronavirus measures.

Some 200 masked activists belonging to the neo-fascist group Forza Nuova threw projectiles at the police and set bins on fire.

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Dozens of far - right protesters in Rome clashed with riot police during a demonstration against the curfew early Sunday, as Italy's government prepared to The protests follow decisions this week by several regions to impose overnight curfews in a bid to slow rising Covid - 19 infection numbers.

Alarming footage shows the moment a violent clash with police occurs during a far - right demonstration in Rome amid the protests over coronavirus lockdown.

Protesters, in Piazza del Popolo in the historic center of the capital, waited until one minute before midnight to set off fireworks in the colors of the Italian flag, wear balaclavas and launch flares and firecrackers on the police.

Des poubelles ont été incendiées par les manifestants. © AFP / ANDREAS SOLARO Garbage cans were set on fire by the demonstrators.

Incidenti a Roma alla manifestazione contro il coprifuoco. La polizia disperde i manifestanti. Gli scontri proseguono sino al lungotevere pic.twitter.com/JyuWIbu6wv

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Seven protesters were arrested, and two police officers were injured, according to daily La Repubblica.

These incidents follow decisions taken this week to impose an curfew in three regions: Rome (Lazio), Milan (Lombardy) and Naples (Campania).

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Demonstrators have taken to the streets of the southern Italian city of Naples, defying the newly announced curfew and attacking police vehicles in protests against the governor's call for a new lockdown due to a new record in daily COVID - 19 cases.

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In Naples, incidents had already arisen the night before, when young people opposing the curfew clashed with law enforcement, also holding up signs.

Some 20,000 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the count announced by the authorities on Saturday, a national record. In total, more than 500,000 cases of infection and 37,000 deaths have been recorded in Italy, the first European country to be hit hard by the pandemic.

Un militant interpellé. © AFP / ANDREAS SOLARO An activist arrested.

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has said he does not want to impose a new containment, economically very trying, like the one that had been put in place in the spring for two months during the first wave of the epidemic.

#Coprifuoco #Napoli La notte di guerriglia pic.twitter.com/xMmSVm4EbC

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However, it could announce new restrictions on Sunday, such as reduced opening hours restaurants and bars and the closure of public gymnasiums and swimming pools.

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More than 100 demonstrators protesting against ramped-up Covid - 19 lockdown restrictions clashed with police in Dublin, with 11 being arrested and an investigation launched into the organizers of the event.

Far right protestors have clashed with police in Rome in what is the second night of demonstrations against COVID - 19 cases across Italy have risen seven-fold since the start of the month, and the A police officer moves an electric scooter used by demonstrators to block the street during a protest

Piedmont (north) and Sicily (south) will impose curfew within the next week, and other regions may do the same, unless the government decrees nationally.

Social media calls urged the Romans to follow the lead of the Neapolitans and challenge the curfew, which is in effect from midnight to 5 a.m. in the capital.

La veille à Naples. © AFP / Carlo Hermann The day before in Naples. À Naples, des incidents similaires avaient éclaté la nuit précédente. © EPA / MAXPPP / STRINGER In Naples, similar incidents had broken out the night before.

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