300,000 march in Rome to demand jobs
27 June 1998
Some 300,000 people demonstrated in Rome on June 20. The main demand was for the government to create jobs and end chronic unemployment, particularly in the south. People from all over the country attended the demonstration. The government of Romano Prodi was elected on a platform that proposed job creation measures. In the south of the country unemployment is over 20 percent, while the national average stands at 12.2 percent.