Gladiators banned from Colosseum

Performers dressed as gladiators will no longer be able to make money having their photos taken with tourists, according to city officials. NPR commentator Renee Montagne has the brief audio report for Morning Edition.

The new ruling, which applies only to areas around the Colosseum, was imposed by the officials who believe the fake gladiators "ruin the decorum at the ancient archaeological site."

In response, the angry gladiators climbed the walls of the ancient monument.