Members of the Unione Sindacale di Base (USB) also helped relocating almost 140 inhabitants of the center, who faced the risk of being sent to Sicily. The order to close the center came from minister of internal affairs, Matteo Salvini
Italy’s far-right interior minister ordered the confiscation of the vessel for defying his order by disembarking more migrants than were granted access to the Italian island.
The ship also met with protests on May 9 at the Le Havre port in France, where it was prevented from loading a planned arms shipment by humanitarian groups.
Peoples Dispatch in conversation with Francesco Valerio della Croce from the Italian Communist Party (PCI), on anti-immigrant laws, the ultra-right in Europe, the EU and the Italian left.