Demonstrations organised by anti-racism groups are scheduled to be held in various cities across Italy from Friday, June 5, in solidarity with protests in the US over the death in police custody of George Floyd. On Friday, demonstrators are expected to gather for a rally in Rome's Piazza Barberini from 17:00 (local time). Similar demonstrations are scheduled to be held on Saturday, June 6, at the US Consulates General in Naples from 14:00, and Florence from 19:30. On Sunday, June 7, rallies have been planned for Milan's Piazza Duca d'Aosta from 16:00, and the Piazza Santi Apostoli in Rome from 11:00. It is currently unclear how many people intend to attend the demonstrations, but the main rallies are expected to attract large crowds.
The demonstrations are likely to cause localized travel disruption. Further protests are likely in the near term.
Those in Italy are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations due to the risk of potential crowd disturbances, anticipate a heightened security presence and transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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