Two days ago, Italy failed to give corrupt Prime Minister Berlusconi a no-confidence vote, which would have forced him out of the Italian Government. Instead it forced Italian people into the streets, protesting against his continued place in government. Between the Herald Sun and the Independent you can get a good idea of the political and financial background of the riots.
Indie Travel Podcast listener Kim Max was there to capture some of the action in the streets of Rome.
Accounts we’ve heard make it seem it is safe to travel in Rome right now, but tempers are still high. If you know more, please comment below.