This is today:
Centre-right protesters unfurling flag of #Italy down the length of most multiethnic streets in #Milan while announcing with megaphone “via Padova is Italian and must stay Italian” pic.twitter.com/JxaEEfC37L
— Andrea Vogt (@andreavogt) 24 February 2018
Italians were more likely than any other public included in the 47-nation survey conducted in 2007 to see immigration as a big problem in their country. More than nine-in-ten Italians (94%) considered immigration to be a big problem, including 64% who said it was a very big problem in Italy.
The dateline on this is November, 2016:
This is current, leading up to the March 4th election in Italy:
What this says to me is:
1. The Italian govts have not taken a blind bit of notice, putting it all down to Far Right groups.
2. Berlusconi knows the mood of the country very well, hence his “deport immigrants” rhetoric leading up to the election. This is because:
a. His beloved mafia has turned against the migrants in a big way;
b. There are huge votes in populism at the moment as well.
Just a note about a post which appears to have disappeared – it has, it was not meant to be here. By mistake, I took a quote for my site but somehow put it at OoL. Sorry about that, it became part of a post over there yesterday.