the Migrants were rescued on January 19, when they found themselves on a sinking rubber boat about 90 kilometres from the libyan waters. Hard weather with a tormenting northerly wind made the Sea Watch 3 got the permission to take shelter near the city of Siracusa. The ship is not huge and all migrants may not place indoors. Several have been forced to sleep on deck with blankets outdoors.
is a well-known scenario in the Mediterranean. Migrants have become part of an international horse-trading is about people. Salvini do not give an inch from the party, the lega's xenophobic line. No exceptions, not even for children.
”Let them come in the country”, it was with the big red letters on the sheets as the city of Siracusa residents hung out of their balconies already on Friday. During the Saturday there was a manifestation of the migrants that gathered several hundred people.
Italy's second deputy prime minister, Luigi di Maio, of the populist Femstjärnerörelsen, called on the first boat to go to Marseille. But the bad weather meant that it was Sicily.
Francesco Italia, the political independent left, welcomes the migrants and want them to get to Siracusa. Also Catarina Ajello, the legal representative dealing with matters relating to minors, requesting that the eight children who are without parents get to go in the country.
Matteo Salvini stresses that the Italian ports are, and will remain closed for non-governmental aid organizations.
– the Sea Watch has the Dutch flag and therefore, it must solve this problem, " said Salvini the other day.
although the Netherlands and the government no to to receive the migrants.
the Netherlands wants to see structural solutions where one immediately after the disembarkation distinguish between those who have the right to a residence permit and international protection status and those who do not have it. The latter shall be immediately sent back, saying the liberal minister for integration Mark Harbers, quoted in the Italian Corriere della Sera.
For 47 frozen migrants aboard Sea Watch 3 continues the wait. Only two kilometers separating them from the ancient town of Siracusa and Italy.
Italian courts want to prosecute Matteo Salvini, on behalf of kidnapping
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