Rome’s mayor says ‘no more migrants’

Rome’s populist mayor called on Tuesday for a moratorium on new migrants arriving in the city, warning that setting up additional reception centres risked sparking explosive social tensions in the capital.

In the most significant challenge yet to the centre-left Italian government’s policy of distributing across the country the thousands of migrants arriving at southern ports, Virginia Raggi said it was ‘time to listen to the citizens of Rome.’

‘We cannot permit the creation of more social tensions,’ Raggi, a member of the populist Five Star Movement, wrote on her Facebook page.

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  • Raymond Hietapakka

    ..the barbarians are literally at the gates of Rome and the Vatican…a big muzzle’em enclave in Rome they would turn into a huge political victory…if I was Grand-Poobah Caliph al-Ummah, I’d order my loyal babboons to infest and overwhelm the City.

  • Clink9

    Can we trade her for John Tory?

    • Please!

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Romans would object.

      • Clink9

        I was there last spring and saw not one sign of muzzles. It was great.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Look at her eyes.
      The lights are on.
      And the weight of her world is on her shoulders.
      If I was single and thirty again I’d be proud to stand by her side.

  • Dana Garcia

    Good start.

    Now, how about using Italy’s navy for something useful, like protecting the country?

  • politicallynaive

    SEND ALL MIGRANTS TO THE COLISEUM AND LET THEM FIGHT IT OUT AMONG THEMSELVES FOR ROME WILL ONLY ACCEPT ONE HUNDRED

  • Maggat

    Rome, get the Coliseum and the lions back in business. Ticket sales would more than cover the expenses.