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Small Boats Vs Big Boats

Protesters on small boats demonstrate against huge cruise ships being allowed to pass through the city's canals. Sounding horns and lighting colored flares on the Giudecca canal. Angry residential and environmentalists are concerned about the damage caused by an increase in cruise ship traffic to the already fragile city.

Venice is 1 of the world's most popular tourists destinations. Local authorities and cruise ship owners say the passage of huge vessels provide the local area with thousands of jobs. A legislation banning ships of 96,000+ tonnes from crossing the canal was overturned last year.