Violent protests broke out across Italy Monday, over new restrictions to curb the country’s second wave of Covid-19.
Clashes were reported in several major cities including Turin, where Molotov cocktails were thrown at officers.
In Milan, tear gas was used to disperse protesters, while violence was also reported in Naples.
The demonstrations began soon after the national government’s order to close Restaurants, Bars, Gyms and Cinemas came into effect.
While an initial national lockdown earlier this year, was complied with peacefully, the announcement of renewed measures has been met with immediate pushback.
Small businesses argue that they are still recovering from the first lockdown, and that more restrictions could bankrupt them.