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Italy: Pro-refugee flotilla protests anti-refugee C-Star vessel in Catania02:39

Italy: Pro-refugee flotilla protests anti-refugee C-Star vessel in Catania

Italy, Catania
July 29, 2017 at 15:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens of boats and canoes arrived at the port of Catania on the east coast of Sicily, Saturday, to protest the anti-refugee group Defend Europe's C-Star vessel.

Several NGOs and local organisations initiated the protest, opposing the planned arrival of the C-Star vessel at the port. Dozens of banners with slogans such as "Closed to Racists" and "Stop the attack on refugees" were sighted at sea.

The Defend Europe project was launched by the Generation Identity organisation with the purpose of intercepting refugees crossing the Mediterranean from Libya and sending them back home. The C-star vessel is expected to arrive in Catania in the next four-six days.

Italy: Pro-refugee flotilla protests anti-refugee C-Star vessel in Catania02:39
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Dozens of boats and canoes arrived at the port of Catania on the east coast of Sicily, Saturday, to protest the anti-refugee group Defend Europe's C-Star vessel.

Several NGOs and local organisations initiated the protest, opposing the planned arrival of the C-Star vessel at the port. Dozens of banners with slogans such as "Closed to Racists" and "Stop the attack on refugees" were sighted at sea.

The Defend Europe project was launched by the Generation Identity organisation with the purpose of intercepting refugees crossing the Mediterranean from Libya and sending them back home. The C-star vessel is expected to arrive in Catania in the next four-six days.

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