Protestors have taken to the streets in Spain and Italy to vent their anger at new COVID restrictions as countries around Europe teeter on the brink of a second full lockdown.
Wheelie bins were set on fire and fireworks launched into oncoming traffic in Seville overnight. Meanwhile protestors clashes with police on the streets of Rome which marks the fifth straight night of unrest in Italy.
As cases continue to surge, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron look poised to announce ‘circuit breaker’ lockdowns this week, set to last throughout November.
Fears of further restrictions caused European markets to dive on Wednesday, with British, German, French and Italian exchanges all opening around 3 percent lower than close.
Despite this, hospitals in the worst hit Spanish regions of Aragon, Catalonia and Madrid are only around 40 percent full.