Italy: Roman Putin supporters laud Russia's intervention in Syria

Around 50 people gathered at Piazza del Popolo in Rome, Saturday to support Vladimir Putin, and the Russian government for deploying armed forces to help assist the Assad government combat terrorism in Syria. Protesters waved Russian flags with banners Putin's face on and slogans including "Thanks to Russia 's Vladimir Putin for everything he does for world peace". Protesters also demanded that the sanctions imposed on Russia by the European Union be removed immediately. Two women tried to attack the Russia supporters during the protest, however the police intervened and prevented the situation from escalating further.