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Italy: Protesters rally against curfew and COVID-19 restrictions in Milan02:11

Italy: Protesters rally against curfew and COVID-19 restrictions in Milan

Italy, Milan
October 30, 2020 at 09:36 GMT +00:00 · Published

Business owners, merchants, unemployed people, and members of the Italian Enterprise Movement met in Clerici Street in Bresso, Milan, on Thursday evening, to march towards the Lombardy Region's headquarters and protest against the restrictions implemented by the new decree to fight against the pandemic.

The organisers of the protest demanded "the immediate cancellation of the curfew" imposed on commercial activities after 18.00.

"These are all manufacturers, artisans, merchants that are closing. They are ruined. And, who do you think should receive solidarity? These are people that pay taxes, people that have worked. Now, they are losing everything, like me. I am a farmer. We are losing everything. We don't stand the smallest chance of salvation, of survival," a protester said.

Anti-riot police officers quickly arrived at the site of the unauthorised demonstration to block the march.

Italy's new round of measures includes the closure of bars and restaurants at 18.00, as well as the closure of gyms, cinemas, and swimming pools.

Italy: Protesters rally against curfew and COVID-19 restrictions in Milan02:11
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Business owners, merchants, unemployed people, and members of the Italian Enterprise Movement met in Clerici Street in Bresso, Milan, on Thursday evening, to march towards the Lombardy Region's headquarters and protest against the restrictions implemented by the new decree to fight against the pandemic.

The organisers of the protest demanded "the immediate cancellation of the curfew" imposed on commercial activities after 18.00.

"These are all manufacturers, artisans, merchants that are closing. They are ruined. And, who do you think should receive solidarity? These are people that pay taxes, people that have worked. Now, they are losing everything, like me. I am a farmer. We are losing everything. We don't stand the smallest chance of salvation, of survival," a protester said.

Anti-riot police officers quickly arrived at the site of the unauthorised demonstration to block the march.

Italy's new round of measures includes the closure of bars and restaurants at 18.00, as well as the closure of gyms, cinemas, and swimming pools.

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