• Students protest Italy's spending plans, burning effigies

    7 monthes ago - By Chron

    MILAN - Students across Italy demonstrated against the government's education funding plans, in the first widespread show of dissidence against the new populist government.
    Students demonstrated in 50 cities, including some 3,000 who ended their protest outside the Education Ministry in Rome. Hundreds gathered in the northern city of Turin, where protesters burned effigies of deputy premiers Matteo Salvini and Luigi Di Maio.
    A student leader told Radio 24 that the education ministry had not accepted their request to meet.
    "We reject the 'savings' campaign regarding schools," said Giammarco...
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