Italy – Milan Expo’s glitzy opening ceremony followed by burning cars and tear gas as protests overshadow global fair

By Sara Rossi, Reuters

MILAN — Demonstrators clashed with Italian police who responded with tear gas on Friday as protests against the Milan Expo overshadowed the start of the global fair, which the government had been hoping would lift a gloomy national mood.

Thick clouds of smoke from burning cars filled parts of the center of Milan as groups of protesters, their faces masked against the fumes, threw stones and faced off against lines of police in riot gear.

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