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Italy: Police clear Roma camp despite EU ruling against eviction02:30

Italy: Police clear Roma camp despite EU ruling against eviction

Italy, Rome
July 26, 2018 at 21:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

Police in the Italian capital of Rome removed nearly 400 people, including dozens of children, from a Roma camp on Thursday despite a European Union court ruling in favour of halting the demolition.

On Tuesday, the European Court of Human Rights asked Italian authorities to halt the eviction and wait until Friday in order to provide a more detailed rehousing plan.

However, the city of Rome said that they have plans for relocation in place and were delaying the eviction for a year.

"What happened this morning is an illegal operation," said Riccardo Magi, party leader of Radicali Italiani.

Italy: Police clear Roma camp despite EU ruling against eviction02:30
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Police in the Italian capital of Rome removed nearly 400 people, including dozens of children, from a Roma camp on Thursday despite a European Union court ruling in favour of halting the demolition.

On Tuesday, the European Court of Human Rights asked Italian authorities to halt the eviction and wait until Friday in order to provide a more detailed rehousing plan.

However, the city of Rome said that they have plans for relocation in place and were delaying the eviction for a year.

"What happened this morning is an illegal operation," said Riccardo Magi, party leader of Radicali Italiani.