Race riots hit Milan

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Series Details 15.2.10
Publication Date 15/02/2010
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Four Egyptian nationals were in custody in Milan on the 14 February 2010 and tension in a heavily immigrant quarter was high after the death of an Egyptian man at the weekend sparked some of the most serious racially motivated violence in the city for years.

The incident came a month after Italy’s worst ever outbreak of racially motivated rioting, in the southern town of Rosarno. That involved clashes between local people and migrant workers. Although nobody was killed, it added to a swelling and increasingly heated debate in Italy about immigration and racism.

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ESO: Background information: Immigrants protest over racial abuse in Italy http://www.europeansources.info/record/immigrants-protest-over-racial-abuse-in-italy/
Corriere della Sera, 15.2.10: Maroni Says New Model for Integration Needed, Not Police Round-ups http://www.corriere.it/International/english/articoli/2010/02/15/roberto_maroni_interview_immigrant.shtml
LifeInItaly http://www.lifeinitaly.com/

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