"Anti-racism" demonstration floods the streets of Milan
Nearly 200,000 individuals with the group "People First," gathered and peacefully marched in Milan, Italy on Saturday to protest alleged "racist policies," reports the AP.
The big picture: Protestors say the populist League leader Matteo Salvini blocked humanitarian boats filled with migrants fleeing from Libya from entering the country while he served as interior minister. A bill passed in September 2018 making it easier to deny asylum status to migrants or refugees, "condemn[ing] hundreds of men, women [and] children who are desperate to reach safety to a watery grave," NGO Medecins Sans Frontieres and SOS Mediterranee said in a statement.
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