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Italy: Police clash with anti-Renzi protesters in Sicily 01:58

Italy: Police clash with anti-Renzi protesters in Sicily

Italy, Catania
September 11, 2016 at 21:26 GMT -00:00 · Published

Clashes erupted between police and protesters who rallied against Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's visit to the Sicilian town of Catania, Sunday. Renzi arrived in town to participate in Festa de l'Unita, an annual celebration organised by the Democratic Party of Italy (PD).

The clashes occurred in the vicinity of Villa Bellini, where Festa de l'Unita was taking place. Hundreds of anarchists and left wing activists reportedly tried to reach the venue, but were stopped by riot police. At least two people were arrested, with riot police having to use tear gas to disperse the crowd.

Italy: Police clash with anti-Renzi protesters in Sicily 01:58
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Clashes erupted between police and protesters who rallied against Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's visit to the Sicilian town of Catania, Sunday. Renzi arrived in town to participate in Festa de l'Unita, an annual celebration organised by the Democratic Party of Italy (PD).

The clashes occurred in the vicinity of Villa Bellini, where Festa de l'Unita was taking place. Hundreds of anarchists and left wing activists reportedly tried to reach the venue, but were stopped by riot police. At least two people were arrested, with riot police having to use tear gas to disperse the crowd.

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