Italy rocked by protests over new coronavirus restrictionsChristian Fernsby ▼ | October 27, 2020
Protests broke out in cities across Italy last night, in some cases turning violent, as the nation's new restrictions to battle the second wave of coronavirus came into force.
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Protests in the northern city of Turin, which began peacefully with taxi drivers highlighting their loss of income, descended into violence, with protesters smashing shops, including a Gucci boutique, and looting in the central Via Roma.
Demonstrations took place in other northern cities including Genoa, Treviso and Trieste.
Protests continued last night in Naples, which was the scene of violent clashes in recent days, with demonstrations and clashes also in the Sicilian cities of Catania, Palermo and Siracusa. ■