Protesters clash with police and set up GUILLOTINE with Prime Minister’s image in Turin, Italy, amid May 1 protest (VIDEO) – RT World News
Riot police clashed with protesters in Turin to prevent them from reaching town hall. Official Labor Day celebrations with the Covid-19 restrictions were taking place indoors, as hundreds took to the streets.
More than a thousand people carrying red flags and banners gathered in Turin for the traditional May protests, Italian news agency ANSA reported. Several processions moved through the streets and gathered in a square near the town hall. One of the larger banners read: “Health crisis, social crisis, ecological crisis, to save ourselves we must change the system.The demonstrators also made an improvised guillotine bearing the likeness of Prime Minister Mario Draghi.
Tensions started when protesters tried to pierce the cordon. Police then forced the crowd away from the town hall building, as footage from RT’s Ruptly video agency shows.
Amid Covid-19 restrictions, traditional Labor Day events were curtailed, with union representatives meeting with the mayor at town hall as the ceremony was broadcast on a screen outside.
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