Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

"Todos somos Americanos"

Read more

WEB NEWS

Sydney siege: Australians show solidarity with Muslims

Read more

ENCORE!

"Charlie's Country" director Rolf de Heer on the contemporary Aboriginal condition

Read more

FOCUS

Hunt for Joseph Kony and LRA militants continues

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

‘China needs Tibetan culture of peace,’ says Dalai Lama

Read more

FACE-OFF

Immigration in France: Hollande slams scaremongers

Read more

ENCORE!

'Charlie's Country' director Rolf de Heer on the contemporary Aboriginal condition

Read more

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Egypt: Gay community fears government crackdown

Read more

DEBATE

Taliban school massacre: At least 140 dead in Peshawar assault (part 2)

Read more

Europe

Tens of thousands rally against Berlusconi ahead of regional poll

Video by FRANCE 24

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-03-14

Tens of thousands of people flooded the streets of Rome on Saturday to protest the government of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi amid preparations for regional elections, marred by problems over electoral lists.

AFP - Tens of thousands took to the streets of Rome on Saturday to demonstrate against Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi ahead of regional elections.
  
Protesters with banners and balloons in the colours of opposition parties filled the Piazza del Popolo square. Many chanted support for Manchester United football team, who beat Berlusconi's AC Milan on Wednesday.
  
Pierluigi Bersani, leader of the main opposition Democratic Party, said that at the March 28 and 29 regional polls, "we will say another Italy is possible, we will fight Berlusconi."
  
Berlusconi's People of Freedom party has seen its preparations for the vote marred by problems over electoral lists, a situation described by President Giorgio Napolitano as a "true mess".

Date created : 2010-03-13

COMMENT(S)