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Mayors form alliance ‘to save Europe from itself’

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Report. Progressive mayors of major Spanish and Italian cities met in Rome on Saturday, where they issued a call for solidarity with migrants and demanded an end to blocking rescue ships at port.

written by Carlo Lania

Topic Refugees


February 11, 2019

On Saturday, Oscar Camps, the migrant rights advocate and founder of Open Arms, brought together eight Spanish and Italian mayors at a Roman hotel. The mayor of Palermo, Leoluca Orlando, summed up the significance of the meeting with a warning: “If they begin to trample on rights in the name of security, then we are moving toward a dictatorship.”

Present together with Orlando were Ada Colau of Barcelona, Pedro Santisteve of Zaragoza, Luigi De Magistris of Naples, Virginio Merola of Bologna, Damiano Coletta of Latina and Italian Francesco of Syracuse. Representing the municipality of Milan was City Councilor for Social Policies Francesco........

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