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A gondolier in Venice was in danger, headbutted and punched by a rowdy tourist this week after the man and his family to board the ship to move out of his idle boat.
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The incident, which was captured and shared on the Facebook, is said to have started when a group of South American tourists have climbed down into a stationary cable car, without the guide’s consent, and started to selfies. According to the local outlet, La Nuova, Venice, and the gondolier, and asked the family to get out of the boat.
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As soon as the family stepped out of the boat, the man began to threaten the gondolier before finally headbutting him a few times, and then punches him in the chin and in front of the audience. The group continued to argue after the physical altercation. At one point, a tourist, who seems to have been the daughter of the man, and began to shout at the gondolier.
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On the other side of the channel and could be heard shouting to the men to stop, during the almost two-hour-and-a-half video. The argument seemed to end with the family running away from it, it would seem, with the gondolier.
As soon as the family stepped out of the boat, the man began to threaten the gondolier before finally headbutting him a few times, and then punches him in the chin and in front of the audience.
The incident reportedly took place at the popular Ponte dei Bareteri bridge.
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Venice has long been a popular tourist destination, and is the reduction against the overtourism in the last couple of years. Last year, the Italian city-installed temporary gates in order to help you cope with the hustle and bustle of the tourists, who flock to the city’s iconic waterways in the city. And earlier this year, the city has approved the charging of an admission fee for the visitors is not going to stay for the night, as per Reuters.