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Italian clashes over waste dumps near Naples

Police and protesters have clashed near the southern Italian city of Naples over new waste dumps intended to ease the rubbish crisis in the region.

Protesters set rubbish trucks alight and threw fireworks. A number of officers were injured.

Residents fear contamination by unregulated and toxic waste disposal.

Naples has suffered years of waste mismanagement, with corruption and organised crime leading to streets filled with rubbish. Duncan Kennedy reports.

  • 22 Oct 2010
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