Violent Clashes Erupt at G7 Summit in Sicily

Protesters clashed with the police in the city of Taormina, Sicily, at the end of G7 summit

Police fired tear gas at protesters in Taormina, Sicily, at the final day of G7 Summit. Protesters clashed with the police, after a small group broke from the main column and tried to flank the riot police checkpoint by running along the beach.

Reuters reported that one person was injured in the clashes.

The protesters faced the police, demanding free passage on one of police checkpoints. They were driven off, but formed a new column and approached  the checkpoint again, chanting: “Sicily is not afraid.”

Italian media reported that around 3,000 people participated in the march.

The G7 Summit, that hosted the leaders of world’s most powerful nations, concluded today in the Sicilian city of Taormina, Italy.

Groups that participated in the protests ranged from anarchists to communists and pacifists and LGBT supporters.

Source: RT

Photo Credit: Filippo Monteforte / AFP