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Demonstration Florence, police charge

2020-10-30T22:02:49.006Z

Slogans against the government, smoke bombs in Piazza Duomo. Demonstrations against the Dpcm in Bologna too [https://www.ansa.it/emiliaromagna/notizie/2020/10/30/dpcm-a-bologna-corteo-di-ultras-slogan-contro-il-governo_60c1dc9d-9201- 4c81-be3a-bc385ff55e4d.html] (ANSA)



Moments of tension in the center of Florence due to the arrival of the first participants, over 200 at the moment, at the event not notified to the police headquarters, called with a rumble on social media, to protest against the Dpcm and which raised fears for possible violent actions, especially in Piazza della Signoria.

The first demonstrators gathered in via Calzaioli and were blocked by a police cordon in riot gear at the entrance to Piazza della Signoria.

At the moment the demonstrators are shouting slogans against the police and against the journalists.

Another small group of demonstrators was instead intercepted and blocked by the police in Piazza della Repubblica.

All the entrances to Piazza della Signoria are blocked by the police with cordons and armored vehicles.

Slogans and chants against the Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte by the demonstrators in Florence who lit some smoke bombs in Piazza del Duomo.

The participants in the event are using the base of Giotto's bell tower as a sort of makeshift stage from which to talk.

Two police charges that rejected the demonstrators in the direction of Piazza Duomo.

Numerous glasses and bottle shards remain on the ground.

The second charge ended after a few tens of meters at Via degli Speziale, where the policemen stopped and where the demonstrators are currently stationed and have lit some smoke bombs.

Numerous rubbish bins were also overturned during the protests.

A small group of demonstrators who had been blocked in Piazza Santa Maria Novella headed towards the Oltrarno, guarded by the police.


Source: ansa

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