Netizens report 120 thousand protesters
The reason for the dissatisfaction was the intention of the authorities to introduce a self-isolation regime in the region due to COVID-19.
In the Italian city of Naples, several hundred restaurateurs and store owners protested against the introduction of restrictive measures amid the coronavirus pandemic. The rally escalated into violent clashes with the police. This was announced on Saturday, October 24 by the ANSA agency.
It is noted that the protesters threw firecrackers at the Campania regional administration building. The police used tear gas against them. There are no data on the injured and detained persons yet.
The reason for the first protests since the beginning of the pandemic in Italy was the intention of the regional authorities to introduce quarantine and self-isolation in the Campaign.
Netizens report about 120 thousand protesters – unknown people joined the peaceful protesters.
– Deborah (@DeborahPatteri) October 23, 2020
Friday 23 October 2020.
Restaurant and pub owners protest against ridiculous lockdowns.
Friday 23 October 2020.
Restaurant and pub owners protest against the ridiculous lockdowns. pic.twitter.com/4xsy39pPlV
– Hemiz (@hemizcorp) October 24, 2020
#EleLombardia: @ GeorgePapa19: ‘Naples, Italy. Italians are fighting back against totalitarian government imposed lock downs! Enough! Time to open the world back up ‘ pic.twitter.com/L95uZxlJhY, see more https://t.co/qjC93mMXro
– EleLombardy (@EleLombardy) October 24, 2020
Big anti-regional government #COVID19 restrictions protests are happening right now in #Naples , #Italy. The situation seems to be out of control, thousands of people in the streets fighting with police, also stormed the regional government offices. #Naples #protest #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/q7bY12QB5c
– Jakub Wondreys (@JakubWondreys) October 23, 2020
WATCH: Unrest in Naples, Italy, as anti-lockdown protesters take to the street in defiance of curfew pic.twitter.com/O3qq3zB1NX
— BNO Newsroom (@BNODesk) October 23, 2020
At the same time, Governor Vincenzo De Luca announced “an impending tragedy” in connection with the record spread of coronavirus in the region and asks the government to introduce a nationwide quarantine.
Recall that Campania is one of the Italian regions with the highest number of COVID-19 cases (2280). According to this indicator, it is second only to Lombardy (almost 5 thousand). Recently, Italy has been constantly updating the records for the increase in coronavirus.
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