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'Gladiators' arrested at Rome's Colosseum

Italian police agents dressed up as gladiators arrested other gladiators in front of one of Italy's most famous sites, the Colosseum, in Rome.

The suspects are accused of intimidating and attacking their competitors, to win a share in a lucrative business.

The men, who dress up in ancient Roman costume, are a familiar feature of the Rome tourist scene.

They can charge up to 10 euros (£8.70) for having a photo taken with tourists.

Police say that around 20 people have been arrested.

  • 12 Aug 2011
  • From the section Europe
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