- Title: Salvini's right rallies in Rome to protest Italy government
- Date: 19th October 2019
- Summary: ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** LEAGUE LEADER MATTEO SALVINI, ARRIVING ON STAGE SURROUNDED BY MEDIA / SALVINI APPLAUDING AND WAVING FLAGS WAVING / MEDIA
- Embargoed: 2nd November 2019 16:49
- Keywords: Matteo Salvini League Rome politics Italy Silvio Berlusconi rally
- Location: ROME, ITALY
- City: ROME, ITALY
- Country: Italy
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA002B1RIKP3
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- Story Text:Tens of thousands of supporters of Italy's right-wing opposition parties, spearheaded by Matteo Salvini's League which was ousted from power two months ago, gathered in central Rome on Saturday (October 19) to protest against the new government.
The crowd waving League and Italian flags filled Piazza San Giovanni, traditionally a venue for leftist and trade union rallies, as Salvini and his allies spoke from a stage against a huge backdrop reading "Italian Pride."
Salvini was preceded on the stage by 83-year-old former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, whose conservative Forza Italia party has steadily lost support in recent years, and Giorgia Meloni, who heads the far-right Brothers of Italy party.
Opinions polls show the League has lost some support since Salvini brought down the previous government, but it remains easily Italy's most popular party, with around 30% of the vote.
(Production: Carmelo Camilli, Oriana Boselli, Alessandro Felici)
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