Plan around census of Italian Roma caused the fuss

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The Italian minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini wants to occur against the Roma minority in his country by doing what used to count was called’. That they then not all be deported will be, he thinks ‘pity’.

The far-right deputy prime minister has its supporters have promised to take action against the Roma minority in Italy. On a local tv station said Salvini a link between Roma and ‘stealing and illegal’. He prepares to say a dossier for ‘to see who, how and how much they are’. “We will compile a register.’

Roma, who illegally reside in Italy, promises Salvini to deport. Thus, he would be a part of the election programme of the Lega Nord achieve a total of 500,000 migrants out of the country. But “the Italian Roma, unfortunately, the home may remain”, decided Salvini.


These statements caused a quick uproar. The centre-left newspaper La Repubblica recounted a ‘shockvoorstel’. An association that the rights of Roma in Italy, defending, made a comparison with the racial laws of the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. The former prime minister Paolo Gentiloni said openly wondering whether the next step maybe would be to allow everyone a gun. A spokesman for the European Commission said that deportation on the basis of ethnic criteria especially not within Europe.

In the first instance defended Salvini his statements. “I think not only to the thefts (committed by Roma, eds.), but also to those poor children who are in camps to learn about stealing and illegal, ” he wrote on Facebook. But then also stated Salvini’s colleague-deputy prime minister Luigi Di Maio, the leader of the Vijfsterrenbeweging, that Salvini’s plans are unconstitutional.


Which led Salvini to a correction. In the meantime, he has clarified that there is no Roma-registry would come and that there are no fingerprints taken would be. To say that he has only ‘an investigation’ would come up in the Roma camps to the thousands of children who cannot go to school. There was Di Maio, in turn, satisfied.

The many decisions of Salvini and other League members against refugees and other minorities helped the far-right party a lot of votes to win at the last elections. In the run-up to the municipal elections of next Sunday carries the Lega that rhetoric again. During an election meeting on Sunday in Seregno, near Milan, said candidate-mayor Ilaria Cerqua also, for example, that those who for its consent to, vote for ‘no asylum seekers, no Roma camps, no mosques’.

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