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23 Jan 2020 | 10:52 AM UTC

Italy: Demonstration planned in Rome January 25

Demonstration to take place in Rome January 25; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected

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Event

A demonstration is set to take place in Rome on Saturday, January 25, in support of the "Free Chico Forti" movement. Demonstrators will gather near Piazza Barberini between 15:00 and 18:00 (local time); up to 200 people are expected to participate.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected in the vicinity of the demonstration.

Context

Enrico "Chico" Forti is an Italian windsurfing champion who was convicted of murder in the United States in 2000. He is currently serving a life sentence in Miami (Florida state).

Advice

Individuals in Rome are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.