‘We have enough for an ARMY’ Anti-migrant boat sets sail for Med to ‘defend Europe’

‘Generation Identitaire’ activists working for the Defend Europe movement are heading for the Mediterranean waters outside Libya where search and rescue missions (SAR) are preventing mass drownings from packed-out dinghies and wooden boats.

Lifeguards are bringing thousands to the EU once they are pulled from the perilous waters – but the sheer numbers are sparking a new backlash from young right-wing groups.

The charities and NGOs are rescuing men, women and children desperate to flee war-torn Libya, but a crew on an anti-migrant boat called ‘C-Star’ refuse to accept their stories of rape, abuse and torture.

Martin Sellner, a founder of the Austrian branch of the Identitarian movement has claimed the NGOs are “luring people into the sea”.