A video published on social media and Italian news websites showed a number of Algerian illegal immigrants on the roof of the reception centre for clandestine immigrants, Monastir, in Sardinia, while they were in a state of rebellion and throwing projectiles at the riot control cops, in protest against their conditions inside the centre and the quarantine measures that require their isolation 14 Days after their arrival.
The video, which was checked out by Echorouk, shows two Algerian illegal immigrants, according to “Il Giornale” newspaper, who is on the roof of the reception centre for clandestine immigrants, Monastir, on the island of Sardinia, waving to the policemen, meaning “Why are you filming us?”
The illegal immigrants were waiving a large banner from the roof of the building that read, “We are on hunger strike”.
According to the same source, the protest came as a rejection of strict quarantine measures imposed by the island authorities on illegal immigrants to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 and obliged them to isolate for a period of 14 days.
The video shows that one of the illegal immigrants addressed the policemen who were in front of the main entrance to the centre, and asked them; “Why are you filming us?” with phrases in the Algerian dialect, then one of his friends joined him and threw stone and glass at the cops, and one of them protected his head with riot gear that was hit by the stones.
One of the company’s men told his colleagues about the need to beware of the stones and glass that were thrown by illegal immigrants, then asks them to stay away for fear of being hit.
Previously, Italian media in Sardinia reported that clashes in the Immigration Center in Monastir between Algerians and security agents erupted because the illegal immigrants asked for cigarettes but they were prevented from smoking in the centre.
There are more than 120 illegal immigrants in the Italian immigration centre in Sardinia, while a number of them were evacuated a few days ago after the quarantine period expired, while the authorities are preparing to accelerate the deportation of Algerian illegal immigrants after the visit of Italian Interior Minister, Luciana Lamorgese, to Algeria days ago, and her statement that it was agreed upon to speed up the deportation of Algerian illegal immigrants from her country.