Selfie row ends in Trevi Fountain brawl

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Two women ended up in a hair-pulling fight on the edges of Italy’s famous Trevi Fountain after the pair wanted to take a selfie in the same spot.

A 19-year-old woman from the Netherlands and a 44-year-old Italian-American woman were pictured attacking each other next to one of Rome’s most popular tourist spots.

The pair initially argued but the disagreement then descended into violence.

A Facebook post from Rome’s police said the women began to jostle, slap and punch each other.

Once they began to fight, their family members also joined in. One of the youngest involved was 13 years old, according to police.

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Onlookers were startled by the fight. Pic: @PoliziaRomaCapitale

Eight people ended up involved in the brawl as a crowd of surprised onlookers stood by.

Two police officers intervened to try to end the fight, but their truce only lasted a few minutes.

A further two officers had to get involved before the families stopped fighting.

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Police were called to break up the fracas. Pic: @PoliziaRomaCapitale

The tourists were only slightly injured, suffering bruises, in Wednesday evening’s incident.

They were charged over the violence.

The Trevi Fountain, built in 1762, is a major attraction in the Italian capital and underwent a £1.4m renovation in 2015.

Last year, Rome began imposing fines of up to €240 (£215) for people caught loitering on the fountain’s pedestals, dipping their feet in the water or going for a swim.



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