Italian police have used lethal weapons to disperse opponents of the summit “the Big seven” in the Sicilian town of Taormina. According to Reuters, the activists of leftist movements clashed with the police, and security forces were forced to use batons and tear gas.
After one and a half thousand demonstrators demanding from the leaders of “seven” to pay more attention to the interests of ordinary people peacefully marched through the streets of the resort suburb of Giardini Naxos, a group of about a hundred people separated from the crowd and tried to break through the cordons. Many of the protesters were seen Soviet symbols.
It is noted that the G7 leaders left the territory for meetings before the incident.
The two-day summit “the Big seven” was held in Italy ended on may 27. It was attended by leaders of the United States, France, Britain, Canada, Germany, Italy and Japan. Russia was expelled from the organization in 2014 after the annexation of Crimea and the beginning of the armed conflict in Ukraine. The West does not recognize the results of the referendum in the Crimea and considers the Peninsula annexed territory. Also Moscow is accused in the armed assistance of the militia of Donbass, who oppose the Kiev authorities.