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Restaurant owner Paolo Polli stages a protest in Milan, Italy

  • Restaurant owner Paolo Polli stages a protest in Milan, Italy. Photo: Pablo Munini @pablomunini
    "I lose about 15,000 euros a month" Restaurant owner Paolo Polli stages a protest in Milan, Italy. Photo: Pablo Munini @pablomunini
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Paolo Polli was one of 50 restaurant owners who participated in the claim for "empty chairs" near the Arco della Pace. Now he demands that the sanctions made be canceled. They are fines of 400 euros to each of the participants.

Milan, Italy (reporter, Pablo Munini) - The consequences of the closure of the economy and the conditions for the reopening begin to show the difficulties that businessmen are going through. This particular case involves a renowned gastronomic businessman who carries out a measurement on behalf of the entire sector.

The owner of several restaurants in Milan and Lombardia started a hunger strike after being fined for participating in a protest.

"I lose about 15,000 euros a month," said Paolo Polli, owner of five restaurants in Milan and Lombardia. Faced with this situation, he decided to remain in the same place as the demonstration and began a hunger strike in solitude, but on behalf of all those affected by this determination.

Hundreds of Milan bar and restaurant owners each placed an empty chair from their working places in front of the Arch of Peace in a protest demanding fiscal and other measures to help them survive the lockdown. Restaurants and bars can only open for sit-down clients from June 1.