Samstag, 12. Januar 2013

Lampedusa: 200 immigrants protest

agrigento Oggi: Around 200 immigrants are protesting on Lampedusa in front of the island's Chiesa Madre. They are asking to be transferred from the Centre of Contrada Imbriacola, where many of them have been staying for over a month. The Carabinieri earlier intervened in the protest, but the current situation is one of calmness. The president of the Consortium for the island's fishermen, Totò Martello, has asked regional and national governments to listen to the voices of the citizens and those who run businesses and to intervene with urgency, "Nobody is dealing with the situation on Lampedusa anymore. The Emergency of the boat arrivals has been declared over, but they continue to arrive."