Roma and irregular migrants are being round up and taken to deportation centres where all right have been suspended.
Over 1800 recorded deaths since the beginning of the year in attempts to cross the Mediterranean.
Protest, protest, protest!
The Italian government has approved an emergency decree which foresees the immediate expulsion of all irregular immigrants, and at the same time has extended the detention period from 6 to 18 months. The decree also allows for the forced expulsion of EU citizens. We are talking about a manhunt that is taking place throughout Italy, where the police are rounding up Roma citizens and migrants, while access to the detention centres - where the worst abuses occur - have been forbidden to the press and to everybody else. Continuous protests and riots were already happening inside the detention centres, one of which (Palazzo) had to close down because of a fire.
Join the picket in front of the Italian Embassy, 22/06/11, from 4.30 pm - but most people are expected to arrive after 5 pm, with a peak at 5.30
Bring banners, pots, drums, whistles and everything that makes noise. All welcome!
Contact: 07940 143983
Address: Italian Embassy
14 Three Kings Yard
London W1K 4EH
Open discussion about Lampedusa, Lybia and Tunisia, Thursday 23/06/11
Please join London NoBorders for an open discussion on Lampedusa and Tunisia on Thursday 23rd June at 7pm at LARC. With activists returning from Italy and Tunisia.
The Arabic countries have been struggling for months to chase the dictators and change their dictatorships into democracies. Their right to move and live in other countries of the world has been denied because of agreements between the Fortress Europe and dictators as Ben Ali or Kadafi, and it is still denied because the blind European policy has not changed at all. This means thousand of people are dying in the attempt to cross the Mediterranean sea, thousands get stopped in the Libyan-Tunisian border and live for months in terrible conditions in tents in the middle of the desert while the lucky ones get to Europe to live with no papers and no rights.
Some videos and pictures will be shown.
The discussion will be followed by a brief London NoBorders meeting.
one of no borders