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Students clashed with riot police today outside La Scala opera house in Milan.

The mob was part of an daily national -- or continental -- protest against austerity cuts. These students are against plans to cut faculty and courses which the government says attracts few students.

As for what impact this could have on sovereign debt reduction, check out Nouriel Roubini's latest tweet from his hotel room in Athen (where there's another protest going on).