Mare Ionio migrants disembark at Lampedusa

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The 49 migrants on board the NGO rescue ship Mare Ionio will shortly disembark at Lampedusa’s port on the orders of Guardia di Finanza tax police, sources said Tuesday.

The spokesperson of NGO Mediterranea, which runs the ship, Alessandra Scìiurba, told ANSA the order had been given to the police to disembark the migrants.

The migrants shouted after the ship docked: “Liberté, liberté”.

Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said the Mare Ionio had been seized and those who “do wrong will pay”.

“The ship of the anarchist squats has been seized, excellent,” he said.