Italian Police Praise New Salvini Security Decree

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Italian police have praised the new migration and security decree drafted by populist interior minister Matteo Salvini, saying that the measures will work to better protect Italian policemen on the street.

National secretary of the FSP state police Valter Mazzetti commented on the new measures saying, “We welcome the decree,” adding that the proposals were a path towards reversing “the tendency to always be ‘against’ the cops”, Italian newspaper Il Giornalereports. 

The new security decree has many elements to restrict the operations of migrant transport NGOs, but also contains several measures aimed at protecting police including introducing more severe penalties for those who attack officers during demonstrations or other events such as concerts and sporting events.

Any individual caught launching various weapons such as rockets, flares, fireworks, firecrackers, and other items including clubs and sticks will also face one to four years in prison.