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Italy: Thousands of 'Sardines' movement supporters flood Turin

Italy, Turin
December 11, 2019 at 00:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of so-called 'sardine' protesters rallied in Turin main square on Tuesday to demonstrate their opposition to the League party and its leader Matteo Salvini.

"I came to the square to continue to believe in democracy and the freedom of all," one of the protesters said.

The 'sardine' protest was the largest in a recent spate of demonstrations that have been gathering momentum recently. Signs and banners with political slogans or support of specific political parties are not permitted at the Sardine rallies.

The movement held similar demonstrations in various cities across the country, such as Florence, Rimini, Milan, Bologna, Modena.

Regional elections are set to take place in eight Italian regions in 2020, with Salvini and his party seeking to repeat the success they achieved in the Umbrian elections in 2019, when an alliance led by the League brought five decades of left wing rule to an end.

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Thousands of so-called 'sardine' protesters rallied in Turin main square on Tuesday to demonstrate their opposition to the League party and its leader Matteo Salvini.

"I came to the square to continue to believe in democracy and the freedom of all," one of the protesters said.

The 'sardine' protest was the largest in a recent spate of demonstrations that have been gathering momentum recently. Signs and banners with political slogans or support of specific political parties are not permitted at the Sardine rallies.

The movement held similar demonstrations in various cities across the country, such as Florence, Rimini, Milan, Bologna, Modena.

Regional elections are set to take place in eight Italian regions in 2020, with Salvini and his party seeking to repeat the success they achieved in the Umbrian elections in 2019, when an alliance led by the League brought five decades of left wing rule to an end.

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