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Clashes between police and activists in Rome

A protester lights a smoke flare in front of Carabinieri police in riot gear during a demonstration in Rome, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. Clashes between police and activists broke out during a demonstration by protesters demanding rights to have a home as representatives from the government, regional authorities and City Hall were meeting nearby to discuss housing policies in the capital. (AP Photo/Roberto Monaldo, Lapresse)

Clashes between police and activists in Rome

Clashes between police and activists broke out in Rome on Thursday during a demonstration by protesters demanding rights to have a home. Violence broke out once police prevented the marchers from reaching a location where a meeting between representatives from the government was taking place to discuss housing policies. (AP)