Apparently there is an existing dump which people oppose the use of on Mount Vesuvius, and there is a plan to open a new one, which is drawing the locals' ire as well. To make matters worse, the protests are happening at the same time as a strike by garbage collectors, which has resulted in tons of trash piling up and stinking up the streets of Terzigno.
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Riot police take cover after being attacked by protestors in Terzigno, Italy, on Oct. 23. The protesters were demonstrating against the opening of a new dump on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius.