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Tourists brawl about perfect selfie

Rome is Trevi Fountain is a popular location for a quick selfie.

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For tourists to enjoy the sights of Rome, the Trevi Fountain, is a popular location for a quick selfie.

But the picturesque place descended into chaos on Wednesday night when a fight between two women erupted into a brawl so wild that the police were forced to attend.

Instagram narcissism leads to blows: 44-yo American woman and a Dutch teenager start an 8-person brawl in Rome is Trevi Fountain from prime selfie position. https://t.co/vo3AJjpf9W pic.twitter.com/7IWAE497Sy

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It all started when a 19-year-old female tourists from the Netherlands and a 44-year-old Italian-American traveler wanted to snap selfies in the same position. This happened during a time of day when the light makes the fountain a perfect backdrop”.

The Italian newspaper La Repubblica reported that the duo exchanged heated words as they both jockeyed for the perfect angle on the historic site.

Soon, fists were flying and family members leaps and bounds, turning the argument into a brawl that four police officers had to break.

Eight people were reportedly charged over the fight, which resulted in the bruises.

It comes just days after officials announced plans to the tourist a walk past the Trevi Fountain and in an appropriate way, in an attempt to address “out of hand” overcrowding at the monument.

Read the rest of the article in the news.com.au.

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