Italy: Police and students clash in Milan at anti-austerity protest

Students clashed with police in Milan during a

protest against government cuts in education


The clashes happened outside the Lombardy

regional government offices.


Protesters threw red dye into a public fountain

in Milan close to the regional government's

offices as a symbol of "bleeding public


The angry protests followed earlier

demonstrations in Rome but also in the north

in Turin and Palermo in the south.

The Italian students demanded greater

investment in education and opposed cutbacks

in the 2014 budget.

Even though the Italian government has

already passed a number of austerity

measures, the European Commission warned

that Italy's draft budget still may not comply

with new debt and deficit rules.

The Italian government is under pressure from

creditors to cut its spending even further and

the parliament is considering a "stability law"

that will cut public services significantly. Along

with protests about cuts to the education

budget made by the government, the students

are also complaining about high tuition fees.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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