8 tourists brawl at Rome’s Trevi Fountain over selfie spot
When in Rome, tossing a coin into and snapping a photo at the storied Trevi Fountain is a must — but a recent clash between two female tourists aiming for the perfect selfie erupted into an eight-person brawl that required four police officers to resolve.
On Wednesday evening, a 19-year-old woman from holland and a 44-year-old Italian-American wished to snap selfies in exactly the same position, during “of day once the light makes the fountain an ideal backdrop a period,” The Guardian reports.
Heated words were exchanged because the women jockeyed for exactly the same angle and fists soon begun to fly between your pair at the 256-year-old historic site.
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gong6deng The women’s members of the family soon jumped in and the spat culminated in a messy brawl that required four cops to split up, Italian newspaper href= ://www.repubblica.it/” target=”_blank”>La Repubblica reports.
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According to The Guardian, the eight people mixed up in fight sustained bruises and were charged.
News of the “selfie spat” arrives just days following a Roman city councilor revealed that officials are thinking about barring tourists from lingering at the monument to combat the fountain’s serious overcrowding, floating the essential idea of developing a path to pass it by.
“We’re considering the thought of having a route which may allow tourists to start to see the Trevi Fountain but without stopping,” city councilor Andrea Coia said, according to The Telegraph.