Migrants in the Barriera di Milano, an area in the city of Turin containing many ethnic shops, have been accused of ignoring strict coronavirus lockdown measures by local Italians.
Locals in the area have complained that despite the strict lockdown measures, many migrants continue to gather in the various ethnic shops in the area with a local named Roberto stating that “in reality, they have turned into meeting places for foreigners who camp out with a beer in hand.”
“They can do whatever they want, they have always done as they please, while we don’t even know if we will be able to reopen,” he told Italian newspaper Il Giornale.
Augusta Montaruli, a member of the national-conservative Brothers of Italy (FdI) party, claims there have been dozens of reports of lockdown violations in the heavily migrant-populated areas of the city.
“We have denounced it for some time now, the gatherings have already taken place: just take a tour of our suburbs to realize it. They take place in the sunlight. In front of everyone’s eyes. Unpunished,” Montaruli said.