Riots Erupt in Rome After Berlusconi Victory
Ninety people injured in violent confrontations
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 14, 2010 4:18 PM CST
Cars and a van are engulfed in flames following clashes between demonstrators and police in Rome, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010.   (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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(Newser) – Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Rome today after Silvio Berlusconi narrowly survived a no-confidence vote, causing havoc that resulted in injuries to 50 police officers and 40 protesters. Demonstrators set fire to cars, upended garbage bins, and threw rocks, signaling the public's growing disdain for their scandal-plagued prime minister and their worries about the nation's financial plight. Police used tear gas to control the protesters, who in turn used fireworks to sow confusion, reports the BBC. Click here for more.

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