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Flares, grenades and tear gas thrown as Rome’s anti-lockdown protests continue

Flares, grenades and tear gas thrown as Rome’s anti-lockdown protests continue

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Violence broke out in Rome as anti-lockdown protesters threw flares and flash grenades at police, who fought back with tear gas and water cannons.Supporters of the far-right party Forza Nuova (New Force) were largely among the crowd of a few hundred in Piazza del Popolo, one of Rome's famous landmarks. They were protesting against new COVID-19 restrictions, including a 6pm curfew for bars and restaurants and the closure of public gyms, cinemas and swimming pools. Image: Far right demonstrators clashed with police during the protest Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced the measures on Sunday to try to slow a second wave of infections.Scuffles broke out when the protesters, who were shouting "freedom, freedom," lit coloured ...