After Egypt, a group of Italian protesters, who call themselves the Purple People, organized a weekend of demonstrations in several cities against Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, demanding his resignation over allegations of sex with underage prostitutes.
Ministers and deputies of Silvio Berlusconi’s government celebrate at the end of the confidence vote in the Lower house on December 14, 2010 in Rome, Italy. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi faced a vote of no confidence from both the Senate and the Lower House but won both counts.
Italians will take to the streets again on Sunday, in protests largely organized by women’s groups who say the premier has hurt their dignity. They also object to the indecent representation of women in newspapers, advertising and on television.