Gladiators banned from Rome

A new regulation in Rome bans actors dressed as gladiators who post for photos with tourists  from the city, according to a new report.

Violators face a €400 fine.

According to The Local:

The ban targets anyone portraying a historical subject – centurions are specifically singled out – in photographs or videos in return for cash.

Anyone caught flouting it faces a €400 fine, and authorities said the regulation was necessary in order to “protect public order” and safeguard the city’s “cultural, artistic and monumental heritage”.

The new regulation succeeds one that expired on Nov. 30 and remains in effect until July 2017. A separate measure bans rickshaws in the city.

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