Lampedusa is a small Italian Island close to coasts of both Tunisia and Libya. It is the preferred landing point for the people-smugglers who want to get their customers across the Mediterranean and into the European Union.
I’ve been covering the mass migration into Europe via Lampedusa since 2007. The constant influx of mostly-Muslim immigrants has done inestimable damage to the island’s culture and economy.
A resident of Lampedusa made the video below to show what is happening to his island, and to decry the complicity of politicians in the continuation of the destructive people-trafficking.
|00:00||…speaking… There are… look what they are doing|
|00:05||“In 24 hours, 618 land… Lampedusa July 10, 2020… Spread it…And the illegals give us the middle finger”|
|00:09||This is… This is Lampedusa…|
|00:12||This is Lampedusa. I am making a video|
|00:18||What the Hell do you want? —This… This is our Lampedusa|
|00:23||You see this scenario.|
|00:28||Everything thrown on the ground.|
|00:33||And this business is continuing… morning, evening, night and day.|
|00:41||Business of human flesh. In Lampedusa they want to create an open-air jail.|
|00:47||What are we talking about? This government is ruining us.|
|00:52||They are especially destroying Lampedusa.|
|00:55||Because here we live on tourism, fishing, agriculture,|
|01:02||restaurateurs… What are we talking about? Lampedusa…|
|01:06||Lampedusa doesn’t deserve all this.|
|01:11||Lampedusa doesn’t deserve all this.|
|01:14||You are ruining an island, a marvelous island.|
|01:18||This is today’s result.|
|01:24||Always these landings. Every day, now Lampedusa…|
|01:29||You cannot understand anything any more…|
|01:34||Thanks to this government… they are giving us this|
|01:41||At what point have we arrived at in Lampedusa?|
|01:45||And nobody moves a finger. Nobody moves a finger.|
|01:50||It is a global shame.|
|01:59||These are the results also today.|
|02:06||This is Lampedusa now.