Under the shock of the second wave of the coronavirus epidemic, European countries are stepping up restrictive measures to face the resentments and even the anger of their population. New restrictive measures are already in force in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium.
The virus is increasing tensions in Europe. An escalation in discontent could be felt this week in Italy, where, according to press reports, the government will today announce lockdown measures in the country’s main cities, starting with Milan and Naples. A risky bet after Saturday’s clashes in Rome between police and protesters angry at measures to control the epidemic. Similar clashes took place in Florence on Friday.
In Spain, police made dozens of arrests in the early hours of Sunday morning in clashes that broke out in several cities. The fiercest clashes took place in Madrid, where many demonstrators shouting “Freedom” set fire to garbage cans and set up roadblocks in the center of the capital.