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More than 2,000 Venetians protest cruise ships, and corruption after the flood

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The Water level 6.14 feet in Venice, Italy, is the second-highest level ever recorded in the city. The Italian prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and his cabinet are set to approve a decision which will be in Venice for a state of emergency.

More than 2,000 Italians taken part in a major protest on Sunday, claiming that the cruise ships, and government corruption have all contributed to the recent historic flooding that has plagued “lost” destruction of the old city.

Between 2,000 and 3,000 are frustrated with the local population to rally to the No Grande Navi (No Big Ships), and, collectively, over the weekend, demanding the resignation of the Mayor, mr Luigi Brugnaro, and sing the “Venice of the resistance,” The Local reports.

“Italians will only have to endure one wound. The floods that took this city to its knees, and exposed the extreme vulnerability of the community,” an activist Enrico Palazzi the comments, as per FIG.

More than 2,000 Italians taken part in a major protest on Sunday, claiming that the cruise ships, and government corruption have all contributed to the recent historic floods that have recently ravaged the “apocalyptic” destruction of the old city.
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The protesters reportedly called for the frequent docking of cruise ships in the Venetian lagoon, claiming that the giant cruise ships are eroding the city’s foundation, and the aggravation of the flooding, Travel + Leisure reports.

As the water rose, and the activists have also called for the cancellation of the city’s controversial Moses project. During interviews in 2003, the plans for a multi-billion euro Moses project is provided by a movable sea barriers, which are designed to reduce flooding in the city, driven by the southerly winds, which push the odds in Venice, italy. However, the division and the project has achieved the environmental groups concerned about damage to the delicate lagoon ecosystem, with the subsequent development is delayed due to cost overruns and corruption scandals, with no launch date in sight.

“Italians will only have to endure one wound. The floods that took this city to its knees, and it showed the fragility of the world, ” one activist said.
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Luca Zaia, governor of Veneto, told SkyTG24 that the obstacles were nearly complete, but it was not clear whether it would work for this flooding is that the left, in a scene from “apocalyptic havoc.”

The mayor Brugnaro, meanwhile, has called for the speedy completion of the long-delayed Moses to venture to the midst of the floods and the negligence of the climate change is, in part, to the “dramatic” devastation.

“We are asking the government to help us. The cost will be very high. This is a result of climate change,” he said on Twitter.

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As the city recovered from the flood with a high tide that peaked at 74 inches, and covers more than 85 per cent of the city, with activists urging for more stringent policy and regulation of the entry of cruise ships into Venice for the new year.

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In August, the Venetian, lawmakers agreed to start the conveyance of large cruise ships docking in the historic city, after the tragic crash of the MSC Opera, a liner, in the month of June.

“The goal is to produce about one-third of the cruise ships are already booked on the Venice to new places by 2020,” the Italian minister of transport, Danilo Toninelli, said of the decision, according to TravelPulse. “We’re talking about the big ships for 15 years, and nothing has been done about it. These floating palaces, from the start, to go somewhere else.”

Pino Musolino, the president of the northern Adriatic Sea and the rotterdam port authority, echoed similar feelings.

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“With the increasing size of the ships, and their impact on the environment in the vicinity of the harbor and the ‘last’ that is, the increase in the number of tourists,… were the creation of a climate of conflict,” Mussolino is explained, according to the Daily mail.

Overtourism, it is a growing concern for the Venetian legislation, with about 30 million visitors flock to the city each year, Newsweek reports. Venice has a population of about 55,000.

Earlier this year, in Venice, charging entrance fees for day-tripping tourists, which is a first for Italy.

Fox News, Travis Fedschun, and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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