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Anti-Expo protests in Milan erupt in violence, clashes with riot police

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The May 1 opening of the Milan Expo 2015 architectural show has been marred by violent clashes between a group of protestors and Italian riot police. Reuters reports that "thick clouds of smoke from burning cars filled parts of central Milan" as masked




 

 

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The May 1 opening of the Milan Expo 2015 architectural show has been marred by violent clashes between a group of protesters and Italian riot police. Reuters reports that “thick clouds of smoke from burning cars filled parts of central Milan” as masked individuals threw rocks and petrol bombs, and law enforcement retaliated with teargas. The wider, student-organized No Expo protests—which have otherwise been nonviolent—are speaking out against the immense cost of the temporary Expo at a time when Italy is facing economic hardship.

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