Sidelined by COVID Restrictions, Italian Brides Protest in Rome


It's their wedding, and they'll protest if they want to.

A dozen would-be brides put on their wedding dresses and protested at Rome’s Trevi Fountain this week against Italy’s COVID-19 restrictions, which they say led to the postponement of their nuptials.

The protest was also held to draw attention toward Italy’s thousands of wedding vendors, who are seeking unemployment aid as they now have to wait several months for large-scale ceremonies and receptions to resume.

There were 220,000 weddings in Italy last year, but so far in 2020, there have been just 8,000 ceremonies, according to Rome Reports.

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