Italian Brides-to-Be Protest Wedding Cancellations Amid Coronavirus Restrictions in Rome - Italy
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
A group of 15 fierce brides who had their weddings cancelled or postponed due to the covid-19 pandemic gathered outside the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy, dressed up in their wedding dresses to protest against coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday (July 7.) The event was organised by an Italian wedding association and coined the 'flashmob of the singles or unmarried ones'.
A group of 15 brides to-be protest coronavirus restrictions on weddings in Italy in front of Trevi Fountain -photo via Getty Images
The clad of brides in white satin and face masks took to the streets of Rome, throwing their white parasols in the air while holding signs that say, ‘You Broke Our Marriages’ in Italian.
The Trevi fountain is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous tourist attractions in the world, standing more than 83 feet high and 160 feet wide. Thousands of visitors pass by the fountain to pose for photos every hour.
All non-essential business and activities - including marriage and burial ceremonies - had been postponed in Italy for the past two months to slow the spread of coronavirus.