Unemployed Italians Stage Colosseum Protest


Around 40 unemployed security guards staged a protest on Thursday on top of the ancient Arch of Constantine next to the Colosseum in Rome, an Agence France Presse photographer saw.

They climbed up on scaffolding surrounding the 1,700-year-old, 21-meter (69-foot) arch and unfurled a banner reading: "Work, Rights and Respect".

The men have lost their jobs and were demanding back pay they say is owed to them, saying they would stay until the mayor of Rome came to talk to them.

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