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Bologna. Photographer injured in clashes near the University

Mario Carlini was struck on the head, likely with a bottle thrown by protestors, and assisted by an ambulance

BOLOGNA – A photographer working with the local edition of the newspaper “La Repubblica”, Mario Carlini, was struck on the head by an object, probably a bottle, thrown during clashes between protestors and police near the University of Bologna, on 27 May 2013. Carlini was treated by emergency responders and taken away by ambulance, but he did not suffer serious injuries.

The fighting broke out at around 7 p.m. in Piazza Verdi, in the heart of the university zone. The Autonomous Student Union, which was involved in similar episodes on 23 May, had organized a public assembly in violation of a city ordinance.

After innumerable attempts of the approximately 150 students, trying to move break a police barricade, the police reacted giving blows with batons, while the protestors threw bottles, one of which must have struck the photographer. In the clashes there were slightly injuries on both sides, none serious.

Tradotto da Nicoletta Ferrara /cdb

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