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04 Dec 2019 | 07:09 AM UTC

Italy: Additional “sardine” protests scheduled in several cities December 4-15 /update 1

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Political opponents of Lega Nord party to demonstrate in Milan on December 1; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/4/2019, 12:00 AM until 12/15/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Rome). COUNTRY/REGION Italy

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Members of the "sardine" movement are planning to hold protests in several cities across Italy between Wednesday, December 4, through Sunday, December 15. Scheduled protests include (all times are local):

  • Savona at 18:30 on December 4 at Piazza del Brandale
  • Ravenna at 19:00 on December 4 at Via D'Alaggio
  • Trento at 18:00 on December 6 at Piazza Duomo
  • Caligari at 19:00 on December 7; organizers did not immediately announce a location.
  • Bari at 18:30 on December 7 at Piazza della Libertà
  • Foggia at 18:30 on December 7 at Piazza Giordano
  • Turin at 19:00 on December 10 at Piazza Castello
  • Forlì at 19:00 on December 12 at Piazza Aurelio Saffi
  • Venice at 19:00 on December 13 at Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia
  • Rome at 15:00 on December 14 at Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano
  • Pisa at 18:00 on December 15 at Piazza dei Cavalieri

Similar protests in recent weeks have attracted several thousand people. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are expected near all protest sites.


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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