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Protesters In Milan Really Don't Want the World Expo

On Thursday, members of the "No Expo" movement took to the streets. Tens of thousands more are expected to march against the event Friday.
A demonstrator uses spray paint to write "No Expo" and "Expo = Mafia" on the front of a bank during a protest against Expo 2015 in Milan.
A demonstrator uses spray paint to write "No Expo" and "Expo = Mafia" on the front of a bank during a protest against Expo 2015 in Milan. AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca

One day before Milan's World Expo opens it doors, as many as 2,000 Milanese took to the streets in protest with many more expected Friday.

Earlier Thursday, members of the "No Expo" movement marched against the six-month event that officials hope will generate 20 million visits and a $10 billion economic boost to a country sorely in need of it. While tourism expectations are high for Milan's first World's Fair since 1906, locals have a list of reasons why they're skeptical of, if not flat out opposed to, Expo 2015.