ROME (Reuters) – Silvio Berlusconi was already in deep trouble under the weight of sex scandals, political setbacks and judicial investigations before Italy’s financial problems put his career on the skids.
It is a far cry from 2008 when a landslide victory gave one of Italy’s richest men his strongest electoral mandate.
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ROME (Reuters) – Hundreds of hooded, masked protesters rampaged through Rome in some of the worst violence in the Italian capital for years Saturday, torching cars and breaking windows during a larger peaceful protest against elites blamed for economic downturn.
Police repeatedly fired tear gas and water cannon in attempts to disperse them but the clashes with a minority of violent demonstrators stretched into the evening, hours after tens of thousands of people in Rome joined a global “day of rage” against bankers and politicians.