Italy & Spain coronavirus curfew riots - protesters hurl bombs at cops.

PROTESTERS ransacked shops and hurled petrol bombs at police in Italy and Spain on Monday over new restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Violence erupted in the Italian city of Turin as protesters smashed windows, set off smoke bombs and hurled bottles at cops.

Luxury clothing shops, including a Gucci store, were ransacked in the city centre as crowds of youths took to the streets to set off firecrackers and coloured flares.

Police fired tear gas to disperse the violent crowds.

Hours earlier, 300 taxis peacefully lined up in neat rows in the same area to draw attention to the financial losses from the pandemic.

In nearby Milan, police also used tear gas to scatter protesters as crowds chanted "freedom, freedom, freedom" and hurled petrol bombs in the city centre.

The unrest was blamed on extremist agitators and police said 28 people had been arrested in the capital.

There were also clashes in Spain last night as hundreds gathered in Barcelona to protest the Spanish and Catalan governments’ latest coronavirus restrictions.

Protesters set fire to bins and lit flares in the street to demonstrate against curfews.

Read more
Italy and Spain riots erupt over coronavirus curfew with petrol bombs thrown at cops and stores ransacked
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/13032111/italy-spain-riots-coronavirus-petrol-bombs-stores-ransacked/

From Brexit breaking news to HD movie trailers, The Sun newspaper brings you the latest news videos and explainers from the UK and around the world.

Become a Sun Subscriber and hit the bell to be the first to know

Read The Sun: http://www.thesun.co.uk
Like The Sun on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesun/
Follow The Sun on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSun
Subscribe to The Sun on Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/discover/The_Sun/1633225139

Watch video on channel "The Sun"