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Video: Clashes sparked after protesters evicted from building in Rome

An occupied building was evacuated by police on April 16, sparking clashes in the Montagnola neighborhood of Rome. Over 200 people moved into the building over the last week, coinciding with protests for the right to housing. According to local media reports police arrived in armored vehicles to disperse demonstrators. The footage, taken by Luca Orefice and uploaded by his friend Danilo, shows police guarding the entrance to the building, holding batons and riot shields. The video ends abruptly when Orefice is hit in the head by a police baton. The scuffle broke out after tree limbs were thrown at Credit: YouTube/Luca Orefice


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