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04 Dec 2019 | 01:09 AM UTC

Italy: Additional “sardine” protests scheduled in several cities December 4-15 /update 1

Political opponents of Lega Nord party to demonstrate in Milan on December 1; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected



Members of the "sardine" movement are planning to hold protests in several cities across Italy between Wednesday, December 4, through Sunday, December 15. Scheduled protests include (all times are local):

  • Savona at 18:30 on December 4 at Piazza del Brandale
  • Ravenna at 19:00 on December 4 at Via D'Alaggio
  • Trento at 18:00 on December 6 at Piazza Duomo
  • Caligari at 19:00 on December 7; organizers did not immediately announce a location.
  • Bari at 18:30 on December 7 at Piazza della Libertà
  • Foggia at 18:30 on December 7 at Piazza Giordano
  • Turin at 19:00 on December 10 at Piazza Castello
  • Forlì at 19:00 on December 12 at Piazza Aurelio Saffi
  • Venice at 19:00 on December 13 at Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia
  • Rome at 15:00 on December 14 at Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano
  • Pisa at 18:00 on December 15 at Piazza dei Cavalieri

Similar protests in recent weeks have attracted several thousand people. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are expected near all protest sites.


Individuals in Italy are advised to avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate localized business and transportation disruptions near protest sites, and obey instructions issued by the local authorities.