Saturday, May 12, 2012

Colosseum in Centurion Protest

A war of words and protest has broken out in Italy between Roman impersonators, who pose with tourists in front of historical sites in return for payment, and the Italian government, who from April 4th banned commercial activity in front of the monuments, partly to protect tourists from feeling harassed into paying for the photos. This has boiled over, and a group of protestors dressed as Roman soldiers climbed into the upper reaches of the Colosseum, where they were cheered by tourists before police bought them down. The local government is now claiming that work permits will be issued to the impersonators.

http://europeanhistory.about.com/b/2012/04/20/colosseum-in-centurion-protest.htm