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Anti-Renzi protest turns violent in Florence

Saturday, November 05, 2016 - 00:54

Italian police clash with protesters in Florence opposed to a constitutional referendum on December 4 called by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NATURAL (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Italian police on Saturday (November 5) clashed in Florence with protesters opposed to a constitutional referendum on December 4 called by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Video from the city showed police officers pushing and shoving with protesters before tear gas canisters were fired. With just over a month to go until the referendum which will define Renzi's political career he is lagging in the polls, which also show a stark generational split. A survey by pollster IPR on Oct. 17 found that 60.5 percent of 18-34 year olds planned to vote against the proposed constitutional reform to reduce the role of the upper house Senate and curb the powers of regional governments. That compared with 39.5 percent who plan to vote in favor. The proportion was exactly the opposite among people older than 55.

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Anti-Renzi protest turns violent in Florence

Saturday, November 05, 2016 - 00:54