Italian restaurant and small business owners clash with police as they protest COVID-related closures outside Parliament in Rome on Tuesday.
Hundreds of demonstrators blocked a major highway. One officer is reported injured, and several arrests have been made. The situation in the city centre remains tense according to reports.
The people expressed dissatisfaction with the government’s policy regarding the lockdown and its impact on business, including restaurants.
Dining and drinking at restaurants, bars and cafes is currently banned through at least April. Only takeout or delivery services are permitted.