Telegraph: Brawl between animal activists and carriage drivers in front of Spanish Steps

A brawl broke out in front of Rome’s famous Spanish Steps between animal rights activists and carriage drivers over the welfare of their horses as the Italian capital is gripped by a heatwave.

Three men were arrested after five people were injured in violent clashes on Saturday that occurred in front of hundreds of horrified tourists at the popular historic site.

A handful of activists from the European animal rights group PAE reportedly arrived at the popular historic site around 5.30pm manned with thermometers and video cameras and began yelling, “Shame!” at the drivers lined up there…
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