Agence France-PresseApril 13, 2014 03:33
Police fired tear gas and made a number of arrests in Rome on Saturday as an anti-government protest turned violent, leaving several injured, according to medics and an AFP photographer.
Hooded protesters hurled rocks and firecrackers at police, causing some 20 injuries to officers, according to authorities.
One protester was seriously hurt -- losing a number of fingers -- after a firecracker apparently exploded prematurely in his hand.
According to the interior ministry, six people were taken into custody.