Neapolitans protest at rubbish crisis

Garbage vans were overturned and their contents strewn across the street as exasperated Neapolitans took to the streets in protest at the local authority's failure to deal with the city's mounting rubbish crisis.

Residents massed in Via Vicinale Monti, in Naples's Pianura quarter, to vent their frustration after garbage was left uncollected on the streets for months. Even streets in expensive shopping areas are filled with rubbish. The crisis has been exacerbated by opposition to new landfill sites and a delay in the start-up of incineration plants.