Protests around Naples

epa02408221 Police watch firecrackers being released by demonstrators in Terzigno, near Naples, during clashes in the early hours of 23 October 2010. The European Commission warned Italy 23 October 2010 that it faces legal action and fines over a burgeoning rubbish collection crisis in Naples. “I am worried by what has been happening … in recent days,” European Union Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik said in a statement. He said the situation was “very close” to the crisis which erupted in 2007, and which led the Commission to open an infringement procedure against Italy for violating EU treaties. Rubbish has once again been piling up in Naplesë old city centre while residents of the suburb of Terzigno have been involved in violent clashes with police, in protest against a new rubbish dump being built in their neighbourhood. EPA/MASSIMO PERCOSSI

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