Mercoledì, 17 Ottobre 2018

Pompeii protesters march against new tourist bus tax


Naples, January 29 - Shop owners and citizens of
Pompeii, home to the world-famous ruins, on Tuesday held a
protest march to complain against a new tax on buses which is
seen as discouraging tourist arrivals.
Shop owners say the new tax, 80 euros per bus, will be an
extra burden on tourists who are already straying from the town
because of its poor parking facilities.
New pedestrian zones have also hurt arrivals, businesses
and shop owners citizens claim.
The protestors, numbering some 200, marched under a banner
reading "shop owners and citizens of Pompeii united for their
The protesters' march was to end at town hall, where the
protesters were to hand the mayor the keys to their stores, as a
symbol of the town's current economic difficulties.

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