Cagliari, Italy: the center paralyzed by Eritreans and Somali migrants protest
The protest ended after five hours of street Rome block. Cultural mother tongue mediators have had much trouble with the Eritreans who continue to occupy the intersection of Via Roma and the Largo till late afternoon
lanuovasardegna.gelocal.it | April 5, 2016
Cagliari center was paralyzed from early afternoon until 18.30 from a protest of a hundred young migrants, Somalis and Eritreans, including girls and many young, most of them refuses identification procedures for fear of not to leave Sardinia.
Sitting or lying on the ground with their few belongings, African boys have prevented the passage of cars and buses in the central via Roma, at the intersection with Piazza Matteotti. Negotiations started with the cultural mediators of native language was very tiring: Also in recent days had explained to migrants of their rights and the need to get caught up fingerprints.
Meanwhile, a group of volunteers handed out water bottles to the protesters, among whom there were also children, surrounded by the police, of which in riot gear. The group were part of the 661 migrants arrived in the port of Cagliari on board the Spanish ship that had rescued them off the Libyan coast and already a few days after their arrival in the city had protested at the periphery to leave the island without being identified , for fear of being obliged to seek international protection in Italy.
Even those who have no relatives and acquaintances in Northern Europe still want to go away from Cagliari, get to Rome by sea and continue their journey to other European countries.
Negotiations have convinced after two hours the Somali group, about half of the protesters, to get up from the asphalt and free up the intersection. E 'instead continued until 18.30 the protest of Eritrean front of the police deployed in riot gear.
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