With the entire country in lockdown for the last two weeks, Italians are starting to cause unrest as people find their livelihoods gone and food supplies reduced. A reported 90,000 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the nation along with over 10,000 deaths. A father in Palermo posted a video message to the Prime Minister showing his daughter eating some bread.
The Prime Minister has made 25 billion euros available for families and businesses affected by the lockdown.
However, some say they are still waiting for that help.
Others do not qualify because their employment isn’t officially recorded.
Italy has a big cash economy and the majority of this is in the south of the country.
A video shared with Sky News from Sicily shows a man who is even offering to kill.
The mayor of Palermo said that crime gangs are exploiting the situation and inciting violence.
He warns that a social emergency is next.
Leoluca Orlando told Sky: “The more time pases, the more resources are exhausted. The few savings people have are running out.
“This tells us socio-economic issues will erupt.”