Italy’s Matteo Salvini under fire as migrants removed from one of the country’s biggest reception centres
…But Mr Salvini dismissed the criticism, claiming that the migrant centre cost €6m a year to operate.
“Salvini is deporting children, migrants, he’s a racist, a fascist, a Nazi,” he wrote in a sarcastic social media post. “Lies of galactic proportions.”
Migrants who have their requests for asylum granted will be allowed to stay in Italy while the others will be sent back to their home countries, he said.
“We will use the money that we save to help Italians or whoever else is in need.”