Italian Police Tear Gas Protestors at Site of G-7 Meeting

A police officer holds back other policemen as some demonstrators do the same with their side after a contact during an anti-G7 rally near the venue of the G7 summit in the Sicilian town of Taormina, Italy, Saturday, May 27, 2017. A summit of the leaders of the world’s wealthiest democracies has ended without a unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is going to remain in the Paris climate deal. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

A stand-off between Italian riot police and protesters during which police used tear gas has ended without further incident.

The tensions took place when anarchists, communists and other anti-global protesters held a demonstration after the Group of Seven summit in Taormina, Sicily.

The protest took place in Giardini Naxos, a seaside town near Taormina, where the leaders had met for two days.

The leaders had left before the protest began.

Source: Associated Press