Student associations have called for nationwide strikes and demonstrations on Friday, February 22. According to local sources, the demonstrations are being organized to protest educational reforms and changes to high school examination systems. The largest demonstration is expected to take place in Rome near the Ministry of Education. A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are to be expected near any demonstration site.
Individuals in Italy are advised to avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate localized business and transportation disruptions near protest sites, and obey instructions issued by the local authorities.
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