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28 Oct 2020 | 11:10 PM UTC

Italy: Protests reported nationwide October 28

Italy News Alert

Protests reported throughout Italy over COVID-19 restrictions on October 28; avoid protest sites

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/28/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/29/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Rome). COUNTRY/REGION Italy, Rome, Milan, Palermo, Verona, Turin


Protests were reported throughout Italy on Wednesday, October 28, over newly instituted coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions. Clashes were reported between security forces and protesters in Verona and Palermo, with protesters throwing firecrackers and smoke bombs at security forces, who responded by deploying tear gas. Further protests were reported in other urban centers nationwide, including Rome, Milan, and Turin.

Further protesters regarding the issue are possible across Italy in the near term.


Those in Italy are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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