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Demonstrations for reopening, scuffles in front of the Chamber. A policeman was injured


Demonstration of traders and restaurateurs. A policeman was injured; some stopped for scuffles. "We are entrepreneurs, not criminals". Restaurateur cries: 'I work for one euro'. Among the protesters, the blue flags of Italexit and a man dressed as a shaman, a member of the Q-Anon movement [ -to-camera-_4f37121b-372b-4d6e-a217-42f42b41883e.html] which broke into the US Congress. Casapound also in the square ALL PHOTOS [] (HANDLE)

Scuffles in Montecitorio square between demonstrators and police during the demonstration of traders and restaurateurs to ask for reopening.


A policeman was allegedly injured

during the riots that broke out in Piazza Montecitorio: the police carried out a new charge when the demonstrators tried to force the police cordon.

According to what has been learned, there are allegedly arrested demonstrators.

Among the protesters the blue flags of Italexit, the movement of former M5S senator Gianluigi Paragone, and a man dressed as a member of the Q-Anon movement who raided the US Congress in Washington. 

Previously, the Forza Italia deputy Vittorio Sgarbi, among others, spoke on the microphone.

Many of those present are not wearing masks


"We are entrepreneurs, not criminals".

This is what the traders and restaurateurs who demonstrate asking for reopenings shout to megaphones in Piazza Montecitorio.

At the cry of "freedom", dozens of people approached the police cordon with their hands raised, singing choruses and asking to be able to approach Palazzo Chigi.

In the square moments of tension alternate with slogans against the government.

Many CasaPound militants in Piazza Montecitorio

 in Rome also joined the protest of the #ioapro restaurateurs.

"We are here - explains Luca Marsella, municipal councilor of the CPI who intervened from the stage - to give support to Italians who do not give up and who have the courage to oppose a criminal management of the government's health emergency, even risking it personally. we are by their side and not only in words, and even if it is politically incorrect to support those who do not intend to submit to the crazy impositions of the government, we believe that it is absolutely necessary and inevitable to rebel against the Dpcm, already declared unconstitutional by the judges, who trample the law at work. Today's protest is as sacrosanct as their anger is. We do not intend to see our people - concluded Marsella - die one Dpcm at a time ".

He came to demonstrate in front of Montecitorio wearing the same hat as the shaman Jake Angeli

, known for the assault on the US Capitol, because - he says - "we need to make this event go around the world, as happened in the States".

Ermes, 51, is a restaurateur from Modena who has a 20-year-old daughter and who says he has been "open since January, because nothing has changed for a year, despite all the closures".

And with his face painted in the colors of the Italian flag, he adds: "We are exasperated. No one has ever listened to us. I had to dress up as a clown to attract attention. I hope that now someone notices us and listens to us. I had to pay. loan sharks to pay employees ".

"Now I work for one euro an hour

. The investments of a lifetime were in my bar."

Lorena, 62, is in tears and on her knees in front of the police cordon at the traders' demonstration in Montecitorio and at one point one of the officers crouches next to her to comfort her and help her get up.

"They are here for me and for my children. We are like you - the woman tells the agents - We are not deniers, we just want to work and be able to reopen".

Lorena, who "invested all her money in her bar in Bologna opened 15 years ago" explains that hers is desperation: "I was here for a protest that did not lose respect for the institutions, I still believe in it but you have to listen to us", he says showing strength despite the tears behind his glasses.

Source: ansa

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