'Green zone' around parliament in Rome

To avoid disruption to Speakers' election

(ANSA) - Rome, March 22 - A 'green zone" in which protests are banned has been set up around parliament before it convenes Friday.
    The zone came into effect Thursday evening at 19:00 and will be in force until Saturday at 13:00.
    It will cover a large part of Rome's historic centre.
    Its aim is to avert disruption to the sitting of parliament and its first session to elect Speakers in both houses.
    Anti-terrorism police and army units will patrol the area around Montecitorio on Saturday and all CCTV cameras will be hooked up to a single system to keep the zone under close watch.
   

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