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Italy: 'Italians are the refugees’ - Salvini slams migrant policy at rally03:50

Italy: 'Italians are the refugees’ - Salvini slams migrant policy at rally

Italy, Rome
March 2, 2018 at 00:14 GMT -00:00 · Published

Lega Nord (Northern League) leader Matteo Salvini said that 'it's Italians who are refugees in Italy' during an electoral rally in Rome on Thursday.

Salvini told cheering supporters that if the centre-left coalition were to win the upcoming general elections, they "would invent citizenship by birthright, they would give homes, work and voting rights to millions of immigrants."

"Don't you have the impression that they are preparing us for an upside-down world where the immigrant has more rights than the Italians?" Salvini continued.

Polls suggest former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's coalition, of which Lega Nord is a member, is the most likely to secure a majority in the upcoming March 4 general elections.

Italy: 'Italians are the refugees’ - Salvini slams migrant policy at rally03:50
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Lega Nord (Northern League) leader Matteo Salvini said that 'it's Italians who are refugees in Italy' during an electoral rally in Rome on Thursday.

Salvini told cheering supporters that if the centre-left coalition were to win the upcoming general elections, they "would invent citizenship by birthright, they would give homes, work and voting rights to millions of immigrants."

"Don't you have the impression that they are preparing us for an upside-down world where the immigrant has more rights than the Italians?" Salvini continued.

Polls suggest former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's coalition, of which Lega Nord is a member, is the most likely to secure a majority in the upcoming March 4 general elections.

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