Italy: protesters against Covid-19 restrictions clash with riot police in Rome

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    Demonstrations have continued across Italy as hundreds of people gathered to protest against measures imposed by the government to contain the spread of coronavirus. After four days of protests, supporters of rightwing group Forza Nuova gathered in Piazza del Popolo where they clashed with riot police. The government has introduced a relief package for businesses affected by the restrictions, which include a 6pm for bars and restaurants and the closure of gyms, swimming pools, cinemas and theatres Italy to unveil lockdown relief package as protests continue

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