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Seven cities in Italy protest school reforms

Proposed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi the so-called 'Good Schools' plan aims to fix the country's schools but critics see the changes as unfair.

Proposed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi the so-called 'Good Schools' plan aims to fix the country's schools but critics see the changes as unfair.

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Anti-immigration protests in Rome

Demonstrators gathered in Rome on Saturday morning to protest against Mayor Ignazio Marino. Around 1,000 took to the streets to protest against his

Demonstrators gathered in Rome on Saturday morning to protest against Mayor Ignazio Marino. Around 1,000 took to the streets to protest against his

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Italian protesters clash with police over high-speed railway line

Protesters clashed with police in the province of Alessandria in Italy at a demo against the construction of a high-speed railway line. Three

Protesters clashed with police in the province of Alessandria in Italy at a demo against the construction of a high-speed railway line. Three

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Anti-austerity protests in Italy brings transport chaos to Rome

Demonstrators have hit the streets in Rome to protest over the country’s austerity measures. Italy’s new budget, announced this week, included

Demonstrators have hit the streets in Rome to protest over the country’s austerity measures. Italy’s new budget, announced this week, included

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Rome protesters call on Letta government to boost jobs in Italy

The first major protest against Italy’s new coalition government has taken place in Rome. Organised by the left-wing Fiom union, its message was that

The first major protest against Italy’s new coalition government has taken place in Rome. Organised by the left-wing Fiom union, its message was that

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Trade Unions protest as unemployment fund dries up in Italy

Italy’s main trade unions joined forces to ask for more funds as the redundancy fund runs dry. Gathering outside the parliament they called on the

Italy’s main trade unions joined forces to ask for more funds as the redundancy fund runs dry. Gathering outside the parliament they called on the

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Italy: Priest's letter draws women activists to Sunday Mass demo

Women staged a protest at Sunday mass after a priest in Italy blamed violence against females committed by men on provocative behaviour and clothing

Women staged a protest at Sunday mass after a priest in Italy blamed violence against females committed by men on provocative behaviour and clothing

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Italy's anti-austerity protests erupt into violence

Thousands of demonstrators marched in towns and cities all over Italy in support of the anti-austerity action. The biggest union in the country

Thousands of demonstrators marched in towns and cities all over Italy in support of the anti-austerity action. The biggest union in the country

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IKEA workers clash with police in Italy

In Piacenza in northern Italy five people were injured when police confronted a protest by IKEA workers demonstrating for better pay. Scuffles broke

In Piacenza in northern Italy five people were injured when police confronted a protest by IKEA workers demonstrating for better pay. Scuffles broke

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Ugly scenes in Italy during, "No Monti Day"

On the streets of Riva del Garda in northern Italy police and protesters have clashed. The violence erupted during a nationwide demonstration against

On the streets of Riva del Garda in northern Italy police and protesters have clashed. The violence erupted during a nationwide demonstration against

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Race is on to save Italian steel plant

The Italian government says it is working hard on a deal to keep Europe’s largest steel plant open. Owners ILVA have been given five days to comply

The Italian government says it is working hard on a deal to keep Europe’s largest steel plant open. Owners ILVA have been given five days to comply

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Health versus jobs dilemma in southern Italy

Two Italian government ministers have been meeting representatives of Europe’s largest steel factory which is threatened with closure and the loss of

Two Italian government ministers have been meeting representatives of Europe’s largest steel factory which is threatened with closure and the loss of

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Italy mayors protest budget cuts in spending review

Mayors from towns and cities across Italy have staged a protest against spending cuts outside the Senate in Rome.   Around 200 of the provincial

Mayors from towns and cities across Italy have staged a protest against spending cuts outside the Senate in Rome.   Around 200 of the provincial

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Clashes outside Italy tax office

Protests took place outside several tax collection offices in Italy on Friday after a crackdown on tax evasion. Police clashed with demonstrators

Protests took place outside several tax collection offices in Italy on Friday after a crackdown on tax evasion. Police clashed with demonstrators

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Italian police injured in rail link protest

At least thirteen Italian police officers have been injured in clashes with protesters opposed to a planned high-speed rail link between France and

At least thirteen Italian police officers have been injured in clashes with protesters opposed to a planned high-speed rail link between France and

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Taxi strike in Italy in protest at 'liberalisation'

Row upon row of taxi sat empty and idle in Milan on Friday, as drivers called a one-day unauthorised strike in Italy. Vehicles were not taking

Row upon row of taxi sat empty and idle in Milan on Friday, as drivers called a one-day unauthorised strike in Italy. Vehicles were not taking

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The show goes on at La Scala despite Italy's woes

Anti-austerity protesters made their voices heard as Italy’s world-famous La Scala theatre staged its season premiere. “We won’t pay for the

Anti-austerity protesters made their voices heard as Italy’s world-famous La Scala theatre staged its season premiere. “We won’t pay for the

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Protests end Monti's honeymoon with Italians

He is not long in the job, but already he is the target of anger. Thousands of students have held demonstrations in cities including Rome and Milan

He is not long in the job, but already he is the target of anger. Thousands of students have held demonstrations in cities including Rome and Milan

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Italians rally against Berlusconi

Pressure is piling on Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi to quit. A rally in Rome, called by the country’s main opposition, the Democratic Party, drew

Pressure is piling on Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi to quit. A rally in Rome, called by the country’s main opposition, the Democratic Party, drew

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New laws for Italian police following riots

Italian police have carried out raids in several cities, following the most violent riots Italy has seen for years. It is alleged that the

Italian police have carried out raids in several cities, following the most violent riots Italy has seen for years. It is alleged that the

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Economic protests in Rome turn violent

What started off as a peaceful protest against government cutbacks and economic inequality has turned into rioting on the streets of Rome. Earlier

What started off as a peaceful protest against government cutbacks and economic inequality has turned into rioting on the streets of Rome. Earlier

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Austerity plan: clashes in central Rome

Clashes occurred in central Rome as the government’s amended austerity plan was approved by parliament on Wednesday.

Clashes occurred in central Rome as the government’s amended austerity plan was approved by parliament on Wednesday.

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The people's principality of Filettino defies Rome

Amid the tranquillity of the hills above Rome, rebellion is in the air. The fury of the villagers may not be immediately apparent in Filettino. In

Amid the tranquillity of the hills above Rome, rebellion is in the air. The fury of the villagers may not be immediately apparent in Filettino. In

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Naples rubbish crisis continues

People in Naples have vented their anger at the city’s ongoing rubbish crisis by blocking the streets with refuse. There are an estimated 2,400

People in Naples have vented their anger at the city’s ongoing rubbish crisis by blocking the streets with refuse. There are an estimated 2,400