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Hundreds of thousands of people on the street in Italy

Hundreds of thousands of people Saturday in Rome, the street built at the request of the main Italian trade unions, which is a real growth policies and respect the demands of the populist government.

The trade unions took the big 12 special trains, the 1,300 buses, ferries and lagekostvluchten to the protesters to bring together in the Italian capital, under a crisp sun and a friendly atmosphere.

The protesters are demanding a massive plan of public and private investment, and more ambitious reforms than the which are introduced by the unity government of the radical right-wing party Lega Nord and the anti-establishmentpartij Vijfsterrenbeweging (M5S). For the unions, it is announced by the government investment plan to be well-behaved, the pension reform to be limited and the basic income is a hybrid measure, to the fight against poverty and for employment to be able to influence.

Generally feel the unions themselves ignored by the populist government. Several delegations of employers, as well as the main leaders of the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) and delegations from other left-wing parties also took part in the demonstration.

This union mobilisation was the largest since the events of the end of 2014/beginning of 2015 against the reform of the labour legislation, orchestrated by the centre-left government of Matteo Renzi.

On the other hand was a meeting of the Italian ‘yellow vests’ Saturday in Rome was cancelled on the orders of the prefecture, which, according to the organisers feared for excesses.

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