Violent protests broke out across Italy on Monday over new restrictions to curb the country’s second wave of Covid.
Clashes were reported in several major cities – including Turin, where petrol bombs 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 at 18:00 local time.
Many regions have also imposed night-time curfews – including Lombardy, where Milan is, and Piedmont, where Turin is.
Protests took place in about a dozen other cities, including Rome, Genoa, Palermo and Trieste.
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 that first lockdown, and that more restrictions could bankrupt them. (BBC)