VIOLENT protests broke out across Italy on Monday, October 26, after stricter restrictions were announced over the weekend, as the country tries to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Several clashes between protestors and police erupted in cities such as Turin, Milan, and Naples, with officers in Turin suffering from petrol bombs being thrown at them.
Tear gas was deployed in Milan to disperse the crowds and violence was also reported in Naples.
Protests also took place in about a dozen other cities, including Rome, Genoa, Palermo and Trieste.
Luxury stores were damaged and ransacked including a Gucci boutique in Turin with fire crackers being let off by protestors and tear gas being launched in police in retaliation.
Crowds chanted “Freedom, freedom, freedom!” in Milan as they clashed with police in the city centre.
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