>> Thousands of Italians have descended on Rome's city hall to protest what they say is a declining capital. Among their gripes, potholed roads, uncollected trash, and wild boar roaming the streets.>> We're here because Rome deserves better. Because Rome is in a state of neglect that has never been seen before.
It's a city that's in disarray, where there are no rules and no social cohesion.>> A strike by garbage collectors has left many trash cans overflowing. Damaged roads are just one sign of a local transport infrastructure in permanent crisis. Critics say the city's been in decline for years and accuse Mayor Virginia Raggi, who took office two years ago, of failing to fulfill campaign promises to clean up the mess.
Raggi is a member of the antiestablishment Five Star Movement and was swept to power following a wave of public disgust over corruption scandals. She argues she's making good progress on cleaning up the city, but Romans say things are getting worse, not better.