Sunday, March 1, 2015

Anti-Immigration Rally of Northern League Draws Thousands in Rome

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As previously reported on the ImmigrationProf blog, immigration tensions continue to arise in Europe.  The BBC reports that thousands of supporters of Italy's Northern League on Saturday held a rally against immigration in one of Rome's biggest squares. League leader Matteo Salvini accused Mr Renzi of substituting the country's interests to those of the European Union.

Lega Nord is a regionalist political party in Italy. The party is often referred to as Northern League by English-language media.  The party takes a tough stance on crime, illegal immigration, especially from Muslim countries, and terrorism. It supports the promotion of immigration from non-Muslim countries in order to protect the "Christian identity" of Italy and Europe, which, according to party officials, should be based on "Judeo-Christian heritage." Because of this, the party has been labeled as "xenophobic" and "anti-immigrant."

KJ

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2015/03/anti-immigration-rally-of-northern-league-draws-thousands-in-rome.html

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