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Horse-drawn carriage hits minister’s car in Florence

(ANSA) – FLORENCE, JUN 15 – A tourist horse-drawn carriage
hit visiting Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese’s car in
Florence after the animal took fright and bolted on Monday
afternoon.
   
Several vehicles were damaged along with that of the minister,
who was paying a visit to local police chiefs and the city
prefect.
   
It is not clear why the horse reared up and set off galloping
away from the spot in the historic Piazza della Signoria.
   
The animal was not hurt.
   
The carriage became trapped between two cars and the horse got
free and bolted through the Loggia dei Lanzi where it was
stopped.
   
Animal rights activists said such tourist carriages were
anachronistic and made horses suffer. (ANSA).
   

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