Italians challenge Renzi job reforms with vast Rome rally

Protestors arrive in San Giovanni square in central Rome on October 25, 2014Protesters from across Italy descended on Rome Saturday for a vast rally against Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s plans to overhaul the job market, in a sign of growing resistance to an ambitious reform drive. Hundreds of thousands of Italians snaked through the capital calling for Renzi to do more to boost employment and protect the rights of new entries to the job market. This is a demonstration for those without work, without rights, those who suffer, who have no certainties for the future,” Susanna Camusso, head of the CGIL union which called for the demonstration, told the crowds. Renzi’s measures “are not sufficient to change the path Italy is on,” she added.

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