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Thousands in protest against Rome’s immigration policy


Thousands of people demonstrated yesterday in Rome against the Italian government’s immigration policy. With posters such as „Black Lives Matter“ and „Welcome to all“ they marched through the Italian capital. According to the organizers, the participants from around 50 cities in the country arrived to protest against a drastic tightening of the asylum law.

The Senate passed a decree a few days ago, which makes it easier to expel refugees and practically abolishes residence permits granted on humanitarian grounds. Also, the distribution and housing of asylum seekers wants to reschedule the government. Most will be housed in large reception centers in the future.

As a security policy innovation, the decree provides, inter alia, expand the use of stun guns and facilitate the evacuation of occupied buildings. The UN refugee agency had expressed concern about the planned changes.