Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Rome 2019: Incident at the Colosseum

On our way to the Circus Maximus in Rome, we became aware of some unusually loud activity at the Colosseum. It appeared as if a man was threatening to jump from the second level of  the ancient amphitheater. Police and firefighters were on hand to try to coax him down. We later learned through Italian news media that this was apparently a public protest rather than a suicide attempt.

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We decided to move on, but the incident continued for more than an hour judging from La Repubblica's YouTube video. The protest reportedly ended without mishap when the man was coaxed back inside. The monument remained open to visitors throughout.

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