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Venetians have marched through their city with luggage to demand authorities think of the local community and not just tourists.

According to the demonstrators, the number of residents in Venice has dwindled to a record low of 55,000.

Venice is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations and protests – particularly by residents and environmentalists – concerned about the damage caused by increasing cruise ship traffic to the fragile city, have been on the rise in recent years.

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