Even in these hot days dedicated to holidays, at least for a part of the Italians, the landings of migrants on the coasts of our country.
In recent weeks, as the mayor had also denounced Totò Martello, in the hotspot of Lampedusa had reached a critical point due to the many presences, so much so that the mayor himself had suggested the possibility of asking for a state of emergency. Even on that occasion, however, he had ended up in Martello’s sights Matteo Salvini called “serial liar”. The mayor had also criticized the leader of the League who, according to him, had visited the island for pure political propaganda “acting like a dangerous ‘street jester’ who foments hatred and anger”
The days have passed but the situation does not seem to have changed much. About 200 people have arrived on the island in the last 24 hours alone. In addition, four autonomous migrant landings have already occurred since this morning. Today, almost 500 migrants are present in the hotspot between pavilions and external avenues. Without forgetting that yesterday, according to what the NGO said Alarm Phone in a message on Twitter, a small boat with eleven people on board reached Sicily thanks to the help provided to illegal immigrants by the armed forces of Malta. A sign that there are countries in the EU that act as they want and pour all the weight of the problem onto Italy.
While the media attention in these days is turned to the coronavirus, Salvini continues to talk about the delicate issue of immigration. “There are those who arrive greeting the passing yachts as if they were returning from a trip at sea – pointed out the leader of the League with a lot of video evidence – enough teasing, Italy does not deserve to be ridiculed in this way “. Salvini then makes an appeal to the premier Giuseppe Conte and to the Minister of the Interior Luciana Lamorgese: “Are you there?”.
Lampedusa, landings continue. Continuously.
And there are those who arrive greeting the passing yachts as if they were returning from a trip at sea.
No more teasing, Italy does not deserve to be ridiculed in this way.
Conte-Lamorgese, are you there ??? pic.twitter.com/W8jiLMse7n
– Matteo Salvini (@matteosalvinimi) August 16, 2020Just yesterday the minister made public the dossier August 15th prepared as every year by the Viminale: the document shows that from 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2020 the landings of migrants in Italy were 21,618, 148.7% more than the same period of the previous year when they were in all 8,691. Worrying data. Just as a passage of the intervention made by Lamorgese is worrying. The minister, in fact, almost seems to give up, admitting that the difficulty of stopping the migratory flows. According to Lamorgese, the increase in arrivals of migrants on the Italian coasts recorded by the Interior Ministry in the last year “was determined by autonomous landings, therefore difficult to manage in the sense of stopping them in the middle of the sea, as they are small boats and rafts “.