Thousands of workers in the Italian casino and amusement arcade industry demonstrated in Rome and Milan yesterday.


They were protesting at the lockdown that is affecting up to 150,000 people who work directly, or indirectly, in the amusement arcade and gaming industry.

They marched through the Piaza del Duomo in Milan and the Piazza deal Popolo (pictured) in Rome, to draw attention to the plight of their industries.

They demanded the immediate reopening of the entertainment locations, while fully implementing the country’s health and safety protocols. They also called for talks between the government, trade unions and trade associations.