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Italy: Anti-cruise ship protesters launch fireworks at luxury liner in Venice02:40

Italy: Anti-cruise ship protesters launch fireworks at luxury liner in Venice

Italy, Venice
September 30, 2018 at 20:05 GMT +00:00 · Published

Anti-cruise ships protesters took to a number of boats in Venice on Sunday afternoon to hold a demonstration against the transit of large cruise ships through the historic city's waterways.

Protesters took to several small boats and tried to block the luxury liners' transit through the Giudecca canal. The coast guard, police and Carabinieri intervened with watercraft and deployed water cannon to ensure the safe passage of the cruise ships.

The 'No Grandi Navi' (No Big Ships) activists also shot fireworks in the direction of the liners.

They are calling on local authorities to limit the arrival of cruise ships and to find a different port to the one located close to the historic town, in order to prevent pollution and the deterioration of the environment around Venice.

Italy: Anti-cruise ship protesters launch fireworks at luxury liner in Venice02:40
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Anti-cruise ships protesters took to a number of boats in Venice on Sunday afternoon to hold a demonstration against the transit of large cruise ships through the historic city's waterways.

Protesters took to several small boats and tried to block the luxury liners' transit through the Giudecca canal. The coast guard, police and Carabinieri intervened with watercraft and deployed water cannon to ensure the safe passage of the cruise ships.

The 'No Grandi Navi' (No Big Ships) activists also shot fireworks in the direction of the liners.

They are calling on local authorities to limit the arrival of cruise ships and to find a different port to the one located close to the historic town, in order to prevent pollution and the deterioration of the environment around Venice.

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