Sunday, 31 July 2011
Rome, Italy - Riot at immigrant detention centre, eight cops injured
The riot lasted around three hours and detainees trashed rooms and threw rocks, bottles and metal pipes at police. Firemen put out several blazes.
The protest follows similar scenes on Wednesday at a centre in Sicily in which 300 asylum-seekers — many of them African migrant workers from Libya – blocked a road and set off fires, asking to be granted refugee status.
Posted by sysiphus at 17:19