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Anti-Berlusconi protests continue

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Anti-Berlusconi protests continue


Italians who want their Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to resign, have again been demonstrating in Milan. Berlusconi is embroiled in a sex scandal involving a 17-year-old Moroccan woman known as Ruby.

The demonstrations are organised by a group calling itself the Purple People, who say more protests are planned for Sunday.

One protester said on Saturday that “Berlusconi must leave, he must resign. There is no work for our sons, nor for our sons-in-law, nor for our grandchildren. It’s pitiful”.

Another man said that after resigning, Berlusconi must stand trial like “all citizens who are equal before the law”.

But not everyone wants to see Berlusconi go, and his supporters also gathered on Saturday in a Milan theatre. Some wore there underpants over their trousers, in an attempt to draw attention to, and defend, what they see as the liberal nature of Italian society.

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