Protesters challenged U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday over threats from Washington to impose tariffs on some Italian food products in retaliation for subsidies granted to EU aerospace company Airbus, APA reports quoting Reuters.
Pompeo is on a four-day visit to Italy and held talks with Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte shortly after flying into Rome.
Farmers staged a small demonstration outside Mattarella’s residence as Pompeo arrived for his meeting.
“Don’t kill Italian food,” read one placard. “Mr Pompeo we are friends,” said another.