7 Feb 2011

Intellectuals rally against Berlusconi

9:32 am on 7 February 2011

Some of Italy's leading intellectuals have held a rally in Milan to add their voices to calls for the resignation of prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Mr Berlusconi is being investigated over a sex scandal but denies any wrongdoing.

Anti-mafia author Roberto Saviano and author Umberto Eco were among those there.

More than 10,000 people cheered as Mr Eco accused Mr Berlusconi of wrecking Italy's international reputation.