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article imageHundreds of thousands attend anti-Berlusconi demonstrations

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By Andrew Moran     Mar 13, 2010 in World
Rome - More than 200,000 demonstrators, members of the opposition and dissatisfied citizens attended the anti-Berlusconi protests in the streets of Rome showing their dissatisfaction of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
On Saturday, protest organizers say more than 200,000 disgruntled people poured into the streets of Rome showing their disapproval of Italian scandal-ridden Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, according to Press TV. The demonstration took place ahead of the March 28 and March 29 regional elections where 29 polls will take occur.
The tens of thousands of protesters marched with banners and balloons with the colors of opposition parties and gathered at the Piazza del Popolo square where many even chanted in support of the Manchester United football team against Berlusconi’s AC Milan football team, reports AFP.
The protest organizers also called upon the political parties to tackle employment, health care and education to be the main center point of campaign promises this election year.
Leader of the main opposition Democratic Party, Pierluigi Bersani, said this month’s election will tell the Italian people that “another Italy is possible, we will fight Berlusconi.”
BBC News reports that a recent opinion poll suggested that the Italian Prime Minister has very low levels of support in the country as the multi-billionaire faces scandal after scandal.
The official police estimates of those attendance were not released.
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