Today was a European Union-wide day of anti-austerity strikes. People do not accept the changed conditions in their life.. the problem is: what are they asking for? But we will cover this argument in another article..Here you find just what happened in some italian cities..
Turin: a policeman is badly injured after being surrounded and attacked by 20 youths wielding clubs and baseball bats during an anti-austerity protest.
The blows he received to the head were so violent his helmet broke.
He was also said to have a broken arm.
In Padua two police officers were sent to the emergency room after large firecrackers exploded during clashes with protesters. One officer, injured more seriously than the other, suffered lacerations to the leg, while the other passed out from the explosion.
Protesters clashed with police as demonstrations against rising unemployment and austerity measures gripped the city, sending traffic into tilt and closing down Rome’s principle thoroughfares.
Demonstrators from Italy’s powerful CGIL labor confederation, joined by student protesters and other fringe groups ran riot among stand-still traffic on Rome’s Lungotevere road that runs alongside the Tiber river, throwing firecrackers, bottles and pulling down street signs, police said.
Police also clashed with hardline protesters near Rome’s Synagogue as demonstrators hurled rocks and police fired teargas. Armoured cars were used to disperse crowds and so far approximately 50 protesters have been detained by police. (Source: Ansa English)