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Violence erupts in Naples over German official visit


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Violence erupts in Naples over German official visit

There have been clashes between anti-austerity protestors and police in the Italian city of Naples.

The violence erupted when around 3,000 students and unemployed people gathered outside a convention centre where Italian government ministers were playing host to Germany’s Labour Minister Ursula von der Leyen.

A breakaway group of demonstrators hurled stones and bottles at riot police who replied with tear gas.

Two youths were briefly detained. No serious injuries were reported.