Protests and clashes in Italy over coronavirus restrictions

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    Protesters threw petrol bombs and looted shops last night as demonstrations against the Italian government’s tough new anti-virus measures broke out in cities across the country.

    Thousands of people protested against the new measures, from Turin in the north to Sicily in the south.

    In Turin, protesters set wheelie bins on fire and looted a Gucci shop in the centre of the city. Around a dozen people were injured in clashes, including police officers.

    There were also protests in Rome, Naples and Trieste. In Milan, trams were vandalised and 28 people were arrested after demonstrators gathered outside the offices of the regional government of Lombardy.

    While most protesters were law-abiding, a minority engaged in clashes with riot police, throwing stones, firecrackers and petrol bombs.

    Police blamed much of the violence on extremists from the far-Right and far-Left, as well as radical ‘ultra’ football fans.

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