Rome mayor: “Stop migrant influx to prevent further social tensions”

Virginia Raggi, the (first female) mayor of Rome posted an alarming message on Facebook, calling on the authorities to stop the migration influx into her city.

She expressed her sympathies with the migrants, but social tensions amongst her citizens are getting out of hand. She finds it risky to continue like this.

Raggi stated:

“Rome is subjected to strong migration pressure. It can’t go on like this. I sent a letter to the Prefect of Rome in recent days to ask the Interior Ministry to stop the new arrivals of migrants in the city.”

“From the first day we worked on the ground on the immigration issue (…) we will not allow anyone to prey on the weakest. And at the same time, we need to listen to the Roman citizens: we cannot allow creating further social tensions. For this I find it impossible, as well as risky, to think of continuing to receive more migrants.”

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