Italy has just cleared the first of twenty-eight illegal migrants’ camps in Rome. Based on photos and videos, these camps seem similar to the improvised squatters’ camps that now clog the streets of Paris.
Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has vowed to clear all of the illegal camps. The first to be closed was called “Baobab”, named for an African tree — it’s not clear whether the inhabitants or their Italian neighbors chose the name.
Below is a brief article from ANSA about clearing the illegal camps in Rome:
Will Clear Another 27 Rome Sites After Baobab — Salvini
Want to bring legality back to Rome quarter by quarter
(ANSA) — Rome, November 13 — The government will clear another 27 Roman sites after Tuesday’s clearance of the Baobab migrants camp, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Tuesday.
“Order and security. We want to bring legality back to Rome, quarter by quarter,” he said.
“We’ll make other clearances, using objective criteria: four for dangerous buildings and 23 because they have judicial initiatives in course. We won’t stop: we mean to move from words to deeds”, he said, vowing to be obdurate on illegal squats.
|00:03||What can you tell us? What’s happening? —There is a clearing-out in progress here at Baobab.|
|00:10||And… We are trying to understand what is happening|
|00:14||Anyway, everything is closed. They have surrounded the entire place,|
|00:18||and I think it is a plan to close the camp and [unintelligible].|
|00:24||Is there anyone from the municipality who has given you any indication…?|
|00:27||From the municipality at the moment there is nobody; there is Digos [special ops division], the|
|00:31||police station, the Carabinieri and police. —Have they told you the destination of these people?|
|00:35||No. Those who have their documents in order are being released. The others|
|00:38||whose position is less clear are…|
|00:42||taken to police headquarters for identification.|
|00:45||OK. Thank you.
Hat tip for the article: Insubria.