A local newspaper in the Italian island of Sardinia launched a general referendum for its readers whether they support the use of military ships of the Italian royal navy to stop the flow of Algerian illegal immigrants on the island or not, due to the increasing number of illegal immigrants in recent days despite Covid-19, where the proposal was supported by more than 84% of the voters until 2:00 pm on Tuesday.
In this context, the newspaper “Unione Sarda” launched a referendum on its website, which included the question “Military ships to close the illegal immigration Axis Algeria – Sardinia, what do you think?”.
In the paragraph devoted to the referendum, it is reported that the number of Algerian immigrants arriving on the island is increasing, and therefore the right parties have put forward their proposal to the Conte government to close the illegal immigration axis between Algeria and Sardinia by using naval military ships. The questionnaire asked, “In your opinion, can this be the right solution?”
As of 2:00 pm on Tuesday, the rate of those who voted “Yes” to the proposal to recruit military ships for the Italian National Navy to stop the influx of Algerian illegal immigrants was 84%, while the proposal was opposed by only 16% of the voters.
Italian right-wing parties on Sardinia launched, since days ago, a campaign to obtain a position of the central government to stop the flow of Algerian illegal immigrants, who were considered by Ugo Cappellacci, Forza Italia’s MP and coordinator, which is Silvio Berlusconi’s party, to be a threat to security and health on the island. After recording two cases of COVID-19 among Algerian illegal immigrants who arrived in the island on June 13.
MPs from the island are expected to meet the Interior Minister, Luciana Lamorgese, and the Foreign Minister, Luigi Di Maio, to discuss the ways to stop the influx of Algerian illegal immigrants to Sardinia.
Previously, over 100 Algerian illegal immigrants arrived in Sardinia in one day (Sunday night to Monday), according to official statistics, but such figures do not in any way promise, according to observers, to be an objective indicator of the flow of Algerians to Europe, just as the right-wing circles are trying to portray it with media intimidation for ideological calculations because they remain poor statistics that do not express the general trend of the millions of Algerians.