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Police use drones and dogs to stop migrants crossing border on Riviera between Italy and France

Discussion in 'Europe & Russia' started by Vergennes, Jul 1, 2017.

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    Migrants walking along the Roja River near Ventimiglia, on their journey towards the French border, northwest Italy, 26 June 2017. Around 400 refugees left their camp on the banks of the Roja River in Ventimiglia shortly after midnight in an attempt to cross the French border. The group were allegedly led by German activists. Credit: EPA

    Drones and dogs are being used to hunt down migrants trying to slip across the border from Italy into France, as police play a cat and mouse game with asylum seekers desperate to reach northern Europe.

    Hundreds of migrants, most of them African, have been stuck in the Italian border town of Ventimiglia for months, their dreams of reaching France, Scandinavia and the UK thwarted by the closure of the French frontier.

    In the past few days, many have tried to cross from Italy into France at night, trekking along woodland paths that were once used by smugglers of contraband goods during the Second World War.

    By day they hide in the undergrowth or in the arches of railway bridges, keeping hunger at bay by eating wild figs or whatever food they have managed to carry with them.

    But French police are determined to stop them and have deployed drones and Malinois, or Belgian shepherd dogs, to track them down.

    “I’m dead tired. In the woods I had nothing to eat but I’m determined to go back within a few days,” one young Sudanese migrant told La Repubblica newspaper after being captured by police.

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    In this Monday, June 26, 2017 photo, migrants cross the Roja river near the northern Italian town of Ventimiglia, as they try to reach the French border. The aid group MSF says that about 100 migrants, including unaccompanied minors, had been sleeping for weeks near the river bank by the Italian border town. Credit: ANSA via AP


    Once arrested, they are taken back over the border and handed to Italian police, who send them to migrant reception centres.


    Many of the migrants have been living in a facility centre run by the Red Cross in an old railway yard outside Ventimiglia, which has been dubbed Italy’s “mini-Calais” because of the bottleneck of migrants.

    Tired of the heat and boredom of the camp, around 400 asylum seekers marched from Ventimiglia towards the French border on Monday. They came up against a phalanx of Italian police, who fired tear gas to disperse them.

    The humanitarian organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres is concerned about the plight of the migrants, particularly those who are still living rough in the mountainous terrain that overlooks the coast, where the French Riviera meets the Italian Riviera.

    MSF said about 100 migrants had been sleeping for weeks along a river bank and that a few days ago a 16-year-old boy drowned while trying to wash his clothes in the river.

    "The precarious condition these migrants are forced to live in causes more harm to people who are already vulnerable,” said Federico Saracini, an MSF project coordinator in Ventimiglia.

    “Many have experienced awful situations, both along the migration route as well as in the countries they have fled from. Then they find themselves trapped here.”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...s-dogs-stop-migrants-crossing-border-riviera/
     
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    Meanwhile Italy gets more and more angry.
     
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    Italy likely to be in Africa shortly?
     
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    http://www.stuttgarter-nachrichten....nen.7cc01f3a-88e7-486c-8496-49812288bfab.html

    Revolt in a Freiburg women's bathrobe by Muslims
    By Christine Keck June 29, 2017 - 17:10


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    The Freiburg lady bath is very charming. But Muslim women, who came in groups and disobeyed the rules, brought a lot of trouble to the idyll.Photo: Regio Bäder GmbH
    In the tranquil Freiburg Lorretobad the rags are flying: more and more strictly religious Muslims claim their sovereignty over the surface of the water. This leads to conflicts with veteran visitors. A true cultural battle.


    Freiburg - Before the punishment of Allah, only dives help. With a deep breath, the swimmer presses under water, seconds, until the air comes out. She wishes to be invisible to the stranger's eyes at the edge of the pool. "It must not be, he is still there," says Djamila, who does not want to name her real name. "I have to get out, right away." Getting ahead quickly is difficult for the 41-year-old. She has labored on swimming, in the village of Lebanon, where she comes from, she has other worries than swimming lessons.



    My exile in Stuttgart: the Burkini - A piece of clothing that polarizes
    No stranger ever saw her without a headscarf. No one is allowed to admire her pink-colored hair, be amazed at the tattoo on her breast. Only her husband has the privilege, her sons, her uncle can look at her privately. But never a bathing champion. Djamila braces herself on the ladder from the pool, the water dripping from her bikini. So naked and helpless, she has not felt for a long time, her free space in Germany's only female fox is taken away from her. Newly, male monitors are allowed in the Freiburg Lorettobad, so it stands in large writing on the wooden door at the entrance. "We are anything but xenophobic," says Oliver Heintz, the Freiburger bath chef, "but we had to act."

    What does Muslims wear the headscarf? Why do they wear it? And what do Muslim men think about? We asked people in Stuttgart. See the answers in the video:








    Quarrel and barbecue
    It is a politically unsuccessful attempt to restore tranquility to the paradise for women, a calm disturbed by disputes among Muslims, police and rule breaches. Even Freiburg's Mayor Dieter Salomon dared to go to the top-without-zone last September in order to be able to explain on the spot what was not going on and irritated all regular guests: bathing in jeans or other street clothes, extensive barbecue on the meadow or Just a handful of quarrels among the visitors.

    Arriving at her towel, Djamila lit a cigarette, hiding her behind the couches of her girlfriends. "I've been coming here for 20 years," she said, six children had raised her, learned German in German, tried hard to keep fit in the small pool. With all their kilos no easy thing. "I want to enjoy the sun, without a headscarf," says Djamila and can not believe that the anger from last season has such drastic consequences.

    By the way, the Muslims have arrived from France, remember the girlfriends. They would have brought their children, some of them raving. Some half veiled, some whole, eager to drop their sleeves and live their freedom. "Understand that they enjoy the time here," says Hiba. The triple mother with the glittering fingernails and the tight bikini does not wear a headscarf herself, but would never be as free as she is used to in the ladies' bathing before men. Unfortunately, the newcomers would have stressed, says Hiba and tells how the three coveted warm showers were always blocked forever. "The two of them were the ones who were the ones who were the ones who were the ones who were the ones who were the first. What came after,

    The children were shouting and screaming
    "It's a pity that everyone has to pay," says Hiba and has a lot to do with the revised bathing regulation. Bad enough with the men to take control, but her six-year-old son was not allowed to come back. Until now the rule that children up to six are allowed, the age was limited to three. Too wild, the children had been playing and screaming; the Muslims had too little control of their offspring.

    The men's world is to be freed from the zigzag war with stricter rules. In the Lollo, as the regular ladies call their bath loving, peace should return to the women. Is the bath but a single idyll: The Liegewiese is framed by historic cabins with flower boxes, where geraniums have been planted for year and day. Shadowspender is a walnut tree, under whose branches the families are spreading. And on the edge of the just 23-meter-long basin, the Barbusigen gossip and lie down after the cooling with pointed nipples to warm up in the sun. No gagging, no sexual harassment, without men the nakedness is so much more relaxed.

    Regular guests want their peace
    A youngster's education was too far-reaching, and he wanted to go into the not even football field-sized bosom parade. Unsuccessful. Finally, a family bathing establishment adjoins the duchy. Built 175 years ago, the oldest in Germany and initially reserved for men only. The extratraction for the women came to the resistance of the Catholic Church, which feared a moratorium of morals, only four decades later.

    Helga Jeske-Knoell, light-blue lacquered toenails and the bathing suit for sunbathing down to the belly of the belly, was glad about the altered bathing arrangement. "If the Muslims adhere to the rules, everything is not a problem," says the 79-year-old, who sits on a bench next to the basin and prepares to cream. "But tolerance must not be one-sided." The former attorney does not let Lollo day out in the summer, the half an hour in the water daily keeps her fit. The swimming pool is her second living room, she greets her cousin, exchanges radiotips with another permanent visitor.

    The Muslim women were hardly instructive
    Last summer, when the blacks had come in large groups, the silence had been there, regrets the Friborg. "Essentially, it is an integration success that they are there," judges Jeske-Knoell and would wish that the Muslim women in the bath not only the Chador, but also their aggression. The students, who occasionally supervised the baths, were overwhelmed by the onslaught and the foreign-language visitors could not be instructed. That the men now and then look to the right, the senior woman finds good, since then there have been no more clashes.

    The Freiburg from Basel have learned. There, strictly religious Muslims from Alsace in the women's bath Eglisee have provoked trouble for a few summers. They were dismissed in small busses by their men at the entrance and expected a bath according to Muslim rules - men free and not half-naked women. Her resentment went so far that they attacked a bathing master. The sports office had to react. The agency engaged a mediator to mediate and intervened the Muslim Commission. Despite house bans and more security personnel, the situation relaxed with the bathing regulations, which was introduced last season. Street clothing is forbidden, mothers are only allowed to bring infants, the children's paddling pools have sunbeds. Police are no longer needed.

    Your husband is not allowed to tell Djamila


    For Djamila it is high time to go. "Why can not we keep women among us," she asks frustratedly and welcomes an online petition against male bathing champion in the Lollo. She dresses layer by layer. First the T-shirt, a thin vest, then the black veil, pinched with needles. She collects the cigarette butts from the grass, calls her husband on the mobile phone to pick her up. "I hope the city of Freiburg finds a solution," she says, "otherwise I can not come any more." Too big is the risk of being seen unveiled. She does not want to tell her husband about the incident in the basin. But the divine punishment will not escape them, believes Djamila. Allah had seen exactly what happened.
     
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    1) Their anger is legitimate when foreign rogue NGOs are waiting off the Libyan coasts to pick up thousands of migrants only to land them in Italian ports and to go back doing it again and again. According to EU rules,migrants have to ask for asylum in the first EU country they set a foot in,and Italy has the misfortune to be at the frontline. However,not only NGOs are picking them,but also the Italian navy and coastguards.

    2) Problem is that they do not want to stay in Italy,rather want to reach northern Europe countries,Germany,France,the UK.... That doesn't mean we have to accept and feed entire Africa in our country nor in others,we already are struggling with few thousands of them in here,let alone allowing tens of thousands crossing our border everydays from Italy. There's already a huge pressure in our border with Italy,with hundreds of migrants trying to force their ways and enter in France EVERYDAYS.

    Funny enough,the Italians are the first disappointed of the "Macronism",saying how he backtracked on the migrants issue,like doing beautiful speeches,but sending the Police against few migrants to block them and evict them. What did they expect anyway ?
     
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    Fine the NGOs £2000 per head like the UK do with lorry drivers.

    I support Macron, far better than Hollande who let them setup camp in Calais and then blamed the UK.
     
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    You mean his Home Minister ? Gérard Collomb ? Because Macron's words are totally contradictory to his Home Minister's. Some newspaper have suggested that they are voluntarily playing the good and bad cop on the issue. However,even Macron recognized that a large part of those migrants aren't refugees or fleeing persecutions..... and that they are bound to be sent back to their countries.
     
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    Video blocked in France ? :dude:

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    What does it show ?
     
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    Refugees attacking Frenchman but he has a gun. Cop?

    Can't believe it's censored in your country, must be due to this new EU rule on censorship.
     
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    https://www.rt.com/news/339800-german-police-gangs-refugees/

    ‘Like Italian mafia’: German gangs recruit new members from asylum seekers, police chief to RT
    Published time: 16 Apr, 2016 07:07Edited time: 16 Apr, 2016 07:22
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    Migrants are reflected in a puddle as they queue in front of the compound of the Berlin Office of Health and Social Affairs (LAGESO) for their registration process, early morning in Berlin, Germany © Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters
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    According to Pfalzgraf, underage people “without families” face the biggest risk of becoming involved in crime. “For example girls could end up in brothels,” he added.

    “But the bigger danger is that we’re not sure who is in the country. We have no reliable information where people are and who they are. In Berlin alone there are probably around 20,000 people we know nothing about.”

    Earlier in April, the German Die Welt newspaper reported that criminal gangs in Germany are taking advantage of the refugee influx by recruiting asylum seekers.

    According to investigators, the gangs have “exploited the situation,” seeing it as an opportunity to recruit “young and physically strong” men who can do “dirty work” including burglaries, drug trafficking and physical attacks.

    Also in April, a report compiled by the Funke Mediengruppe newspaper stated that more than 5,800 refugee children were recorded as missing in Germany in 2015. It added that as many as 555 of them were under the age of 14.

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    Almost 6,000 refugee kids vanished in Germany last year http://on.rt.com/79s3

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    Around 1.1 million refugees arrived in Germany in 2015. Merkel’s government has come under fire for the chancellor’s “welcoming policy” towards them.

    A February poll by ARD Deutschlandtrend said more than four in five Germans believe Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government isn’t controlling the refugee crisis, and welcome tougher measures to deal with it.

    READ MORE: 130,000 refugees vanished after being registered in Germany – media report

    Europe continues to face the worst refugee crisis since World War II. Most asylum seekers are from Syria, where 250,000 people have been killed and more than 12 million displaced since a civil war began there in 2011, according to UN figures.

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    Ok,it was an old (very old) Police documentary intervening in a suburb (ghetto),mostly inhabited by people of immigrant background. I think the cop was from the anti gang squads (Brigade anti-criminalité,known as the BAC) of the National Police. (plain clothes officers)
     

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