In response to the coronavirus epidemic, European countries are imposing new health restrictions. These measures are causing clashes in some cities.
In Barcelona, Madrid, and several other cities in Spain, thousands of demonstrators braved the curfew for the second consecutive night on Saturday 31 October. Demonstrators denounce the new restrictions : if thereconfinementhas not yet been declared, it seems to be getting closer.“A war against the poor” claims a banner. “Freedom”, shouts out the crowd building dams.
In Italy, demonstrations have broken out in Rome and Florence.According to local media, the government may announce areconfinementin the country’s major cities. “The government needs to give more financial help to these people who are forced to choose between going to work or staying healthy”, est