Clashes as Italian unions strike over Renzi labor reforms

December 12, 2014 1:47 PM

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ROME (Reuters) - Demonstrators clashed with police in Milan and Turin on Friday as two Italian unions held a nationwide strike, the latest in a series of protests against labor reforms that would make it easier for firms to lay off workers.

Police said they made several arrests and television pictures showed officers in riot gear charging protesters who threw firecrackers and other objects.

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