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Italy to patrol Alpine border after “hostile acts” by French officials

Italy is sending police to patrol its border with France in the Alpine village of Claviere after what it’s calling “hostile acts” by French officials, reports Euronews.

 

Rome is accusing French customs agents of dropping off migrants in Italian territory without giving Italian authorities the chance to process them or check if they had crossed into France from Italy.

Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini posted a video on Facebook showing French police entering Italian territory in the Alpine village of Claviere and leaving a group of people thought to be African migrants on a road. Salvini warned that relations between the two neighbours “risk being seriously damaged”.

 

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