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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

World
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 ...
Holidaymakers thrown out of hotels after Thomas Cook collapse

Holidaymakers thrown out of hotels after Thomas Cook collapse

Business
By Lucia Binding, news reporter British holidaymakers were thrown out of their hotels abroad as others scrambled for information on how to get home after the collapse of travel giant Thomas Cook.From job losses to cancelled honeymoons, the demise of the British company left an estimated 600,000 people stranded worldwide. Some travellers reported being kicked out of their hotels amid the chaos as Thomas Cook ceased trading in the early hours of Monday after failing to secure a last-ditch rescue deal. ...
Bolton Wanderers fans clash with police during Wigan Athletic defeat as coins and bottles are thrown

Bolton Wanderers fans clash with police during Wigan Athletic defeat as coins and bottles are thrown

Sports
'AN ONSLAUGHT' An eyewitness reported young children and families were in the middle of the melee at the DW Stadium Bolton Wanderers supporters clashed with police during Saturday’s clash with Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium as violent scenes marred the fixture. During the Latics’ 5-2 win over their Championship relegation rivals, young children and families were reportedly right in the middle of the melee. There ugly scenes in the Championship game between Bolton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic In a short clip which was posted to Twitter, a fan can be seen being lead from by the arm by police officers. As the individual grabs onto a railing in an attempt to stay, the officers strike him repeatedly. In doing ...