Protests held by tourist bus drivers continue in the capital Rome as of Friday morning, December 21 (local time). Participants are gathered at Piazza Montecitorio. Associated transportation disruptions are expected, along with a potential heightened security presence.
A related protest took place on December 20 at Piazza Venezia, and resulted in significant traffic disruptions in areas surrounding the protest.
The Rome city council is implementing a ban on private coach buses, including those operated by tourism agencies, in the city center due to environmental concerns and to protect archaeological sites from degradation related to vehicle emissions.
Individuals in Rome are advised to avoid any demonstration as a precaution and to allow for extra time to reach their destinations.