Scenes from urban guerrilla were lived last night in several Italian cities, such as Milan and Turin, during the protests against the closure at 6:00 p.m. of some activities and of bars and restaurants, decreed by the Government to curb coronavirus infections.
The riots ended with 28 people arrested in Milan, where groups of protesters they threw stones, firecrackers and flares at the police and also against the headquarters of the Lombardy region.
The same situation occurred in Turin where hooded men confronted the police and destroyed some shop windows and they looted the premises. The altercations ended with about a dozen detainees, according to the media. The businessmen who demonstrated in various Italian cities to protest the closures have distanced themselves from these episodes of violence.
Demonstrations throughout Italy
During today’s session, the demonstrations will continue in cities such as Naples and Rome by the owners of activities that have been affected by the closures. The possibility that the protesters have infiltrated groups of fascists and ultras like those who staged altercations two days ago in Rome.
The Interior Ministry has expressed its concern about the tensions of these days, but has assured that the protests registered from the north to the south of the country had nothing to do with the sectors most affected by the crisis in recent months, “but with environments that had the specific purpose of causing disturbances: ultras, right-wing extremists “.
The government decree that came into force on Tuesday to stop the infections that have reached the 20,000 daily foresees that restaurants, bars, “pubs”, ice cream parlors and pastry shops will be open only from 5:00 to 18:00. Too the closure of gyms, swimming pools and spas was decreed, as well as cultural centers, social centers, recreational centers and bingo halls, theaters, cinemas and concert halls.