Hundreds protest in boats over Venice waters sailing conditions

Irish Times | Jan 19, 2020 at 6:27 PM
  • Hundreds of people in small rowing boats protested in front of Venice’s St Mark’s Square on Sunday to denounce what they say is a proliferation of motor boats that have crowded the waters of the lagoon city.
  • The protesters also took aim at the giant cruise ships that regularly sail close to Venice, a Unesco World Heritage site that has come under increasing strain from rising waters.
  • Beloved around the world for its canals, historic architecture and art, Venice suffered a record string of floods in November.
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