Lampedusa, Italy – 10.000 migrants in 72 hours. RIP pic.twitter.com/hM0qEMfaFX
— Bowner (@agentbowner) September 14, 2023
African illegal migrants are now blocking the roads in protest. They have just arrived in Italy and already they are demanding better food, money and to be sent to the mainland. There are still thousands of them on the island@GiorgiaMeloni send the *ucking army!!!!!#Lampedusa pic.twitter.com/XM2MVUmcwD
— Filippo Maria O di B 🇮🇹 🇺🇸 🇨🇭🇷🇺 (@Filippo60) September 17, 2023
Tensions rise between Sudanese and Guinean migrants on the Italian island of Lampedusa.
Notice the rocks in hands.
These people are animals, and they’ll be scattering across Europe intent on doing harm.
War is coming 😡 pic.twitter.com/XFcEFrlfre
— Ashlea Simon (@AshleaSimonBF) September 17, 2023
This is an extremely serious crisis..there’s been over 8,000 illegal immigrants arrived on Lampedusa within 24hours, with only 6,000 residents!! She wants them removed and a patrol of her Navy stopping future illegals !! Good on her 👏 pic.twitter.com/BuCescZDfT
— Susan (@SusanMusciacch1) September 17, 2023
Here’s the Deputy mayor of Lampedusa “Refugees are NOT welcome, our patience is OVER.”
Over 6,000 illegals arrived within a day on their island, that’s more than the population of the entire Italian island!! pic.twitter.com/eobIAgzmNm
— Michelle #FJB (@MichelleRM68) September 17, 2023
No one said cultural enrichment was easy, bro.
The European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, has visited a migrant reception centre on the Italian island of Lampedusa, after the country’s prime minister called for EU help with small boat arrivals.
More than 8,000 migrants have arrived on the island over the past three days.
PM Giorgia Meloni says Italy is being placed under “unsustainable pressure”.
But she still won’t stop the boats.
No one knows why.
Ms von der Leyen acknowledged on Sunday that the issue was “a European challenge and needs a European answer”.
At a news conference with Ms Meloni, she praised the people of Lampedusa for the support they had given to migrants, who she said had arrived on the island “simply because of its location”.
She pledged to increase support to transfer migrants out of Lampedusa as well as stepping up efforts against people smugglers who enabled dangerous and illegal journeys.
It’s hard because Libya doesn’t have a government.
They used to have a government, but something happened to it. I don’t remember the details.
The problem could not be solved by Italy alone, Ms Meloni said. It was currently affecting “the borders, the frontier countries” but would soon involve all of the EU states, she said.
“The future of Europe depends on its ability to tackle epoch-making challenges of our time and the challenge of illegal immigration is for sure one of them.”
Nearly 126,000 migrants have arrived in Italy so far this year, which is about double the number for the same period in 2022.
Ms Meloni said on Saturday that she was calling on Ms von der Leyen “to personally realize the gravity of the situation we face” and to “immediately accelerate” the implementation of an agreement with Tunisia.
The North African country has become the main departure point for African migrants attempting to reach Europe.
This is way more extreme than the 2015 crisis, for people who don’t get that. It’s just that it’s now so normal, it doesn’t really get talked about.
This is the Italian island of Lampedusa after 8000 migrants arrived.
This video represents the invasion that is going on in Europe.
If the only hope for Europe, Meloni, is allowing this, imagine what is going on in officially socialist countries.
— Ada Lluch 🇪🇸 (@ada_lluch) September 14, 2023
Where are all the women and children invading Lampedusa? pic.twitter.com/GUgcjPojhT
— AlphaFo𝕏 (@Alphafox78) September 17, 2023
The nuclear scientists who have just landed in Lampedusa are telling us Europeans to fuck off. pic.twitter.com/FnsfE2lQYr
— 〽️ichael (@michael_bc1) September 17, 2023