Anti-Renzi protesters march through streets of Naples
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Around 500 protesters gathered in Naples on Saturday to protest against Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his government's policies. Protesters marched through the city holding banners with slogans such as "Against Renzi's government, against EU politics", "Renzi stay home" and "Naples blocks Renzi". One participant was also seen holding a sign reading: "Ukraine, not a cent for BCE and Obama's war".
Renzi was expected to attend the opening ceremony of the new Municipio Square metro station in Naples on Saturday. However, the prime minister decided to cancel his visit after Saturday 16 was declared a day of mourning following the shooting that took place in the city on Friday. The incident claimed the lives of four people and left six others injured. Reports of Friday's attack indicate that a 48-year-old male nurse shot his wife dead and other members of his family before opening fire on the street below from the balcony of his house in the Secondigliano area. The gunman was arrested after police forced their way into the house.