This screen grab shows scuffles between protesting entertainment industry workers and police officers in Rome on Saturday.
Scuffles broke out between protesting entertainment industry workers and police officers in Rome on Saturday. Actors, dancers, set designers and artists took the streets to demand aid from the government in what they describe as a dire situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Protesters say they were struggling due to low incomes and the lack of recognition of the industry by the authorities.
During the rally held at Piazza Dei Santi Apostoli demonstrators could be heard shouting ílower your rifleí, a slogan directed towards politicians unwilling to engage in discussions with the industry.
Clamoroso a #Roma! Rissa fra "sardine bianche" e "sardine nere" che protestano alla fine dellíintervento di Santori chiedendo di salire sul palco. Dopo alcuni spintoni, uno di loro prende la parola al microfono ma líaudio viene sfumato e seguono nuove proteste! #RadioSavana pic.twitter.com/OJ6sMczLOs— RadioSavana (@RadioSavana) December 14, 2019