After a weekend with sometimes violent rallies, thousands of demonstrators again demonstrated overnight in several cities such as Milan and Turin in Italy.
The new measures against the coronavirus with the closing of bars and restaurants at 6 p.m., the doors closed for a month at theaters, cinemas or even sports halls anger part of the population while the country has been badly damaged by the first wave in the spring.
Riot police deployed
Violent incidents occurred notably in Milan and Turin.
Riot police were deployed and responded with tear gas canisters.
Trams have been vandalized, garbage cans set on fire, two-wheelers overturned and a few stony windows, according to images by Italian media or social networks.
🇮🇹 - In Turin: Clashes with the police.
Via @RadioSavana pic.twitter.com/IYxfHJXAKb
- ⓃⒺⓌⓈ — ⓂⒺⓃⒶ · ۰ • ● (@News_Mena_) October 26, 2020
In Naples, the large city in the south, several thousand people demanded the resignation of the president of the Campania region before dispersing before sporadic clashes between young masked demonstrators and the police took place in the evening.
Immagini impressionanti da Napoli in piazza Plebiscito: in migliaia contro lockdown, coprifuoco e governo Tale: "Libertà!"
Restiamo uniti, scriveremo la storia.
- RadioSavana (@RadioSavana) October 26, 2020
"You can stop me, I won't close anymore"
In addition, some restaurateurs refuse to apply the restrictive measures.
In the small port town of Pesaro, not far from San Marino (east), the police intervened in a restaurant whose owner had invited 90 people to dinner to express his refusal to close at 6 p.m.
"You can stop me, I will not close anymore," he said.
VIDEO. Naples: violence during an anti curfew demonstration
Naples: violence during an anti curfew demonstration
An anger that Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will try to calm with the presentation on Tuesday of support measures for the sectors of activity and professions most affected by the restrictive measures.
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According to the FIPE-Confcommercio union, the new Italian measures will cost the restaurant industry around 2.7 billion euros more.
The new coronavirus has infected more than 500,000 people in Italy, of which more than 37,000 have died.
The country has still recorded some 17,000 new contaminations in the past 24 hours.