Alfano meets security officials before Pitchfork protest
Fears of violence at demonstration in Rome18 December, 10:31
The Pitchfork Movement is a loose-knit network originally composed of truckers and farmers opposed to austerity-driven tax hikes that has since grown into an umbrella group for the country's disgruntled, anti-government masses.
Protests have snarled traffic and interrupted commerce in various cities throughout Italy for over a week.
Numerous probes have been open across Italy into incidents of looting, destruction of private property, and other acts of aggression.