Residents of Trieste angry after Austrian tourist fined €300 for sleeping near seafront

Citizens of Trieste are planning a protest on Saturday to claim their “right to nap in a hammock” in the northern Italian city’s popular seafront pine forest area, Barcola, after an Austrian tourist was fined €300 for sleeping in one.

The man, 52, hung a hammock between two trees along the promenade that runs between the forest and seafront on Thursday afternoon. But his slumber was interrupted by police following complaints from passersby.

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