This was our first view of SWAT teams lining the streets, further in the background were about 10,000 people coming this direction.
As we traveled further we saw the dark smoke cloud in the distance.
This is the view from the backside of Palatine Hill. At this point we thought someone may have bombed the Colloseum as it is located in the direction of the black smoke.
We subsequently learned of the protests and that the fire was from the burning of a ministry building and cars beyond the Colloseum.
Most of the main thoroughfares were closed as well.
A few days later we saw some of the damage that went on for blocks and blocks.