Silvio Berlusconi supporters rally in Rome
5 August 2013 Last updated at 02:38 BST
Hundreds of supporters of the former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi have gathered outside his home to rally against his recent sentencing for tax fraud.
The Supreme Court upheld a custodial sentence for Mr Berlusconi on Thursday and has shaken Italy's uneasy coalition government.
Emily Thomas reports.