Ugly, dirty and obviously bad. Migrants, refugees, fugitives, survivors. We do not want any more of them. Put them in some other city. As of now, Rome is a closed city.
Mayor Virginia Raggi issued an anxious and spirited letter. In this letter, she asked prefect Paola Basilone to stop the flow of migrants into the city: We do not want any more strangers. Welcoming them is “impossible and risky.” And Beppe Grillo contributes to amplify this message through his sacred blog, threatening deportations and raids: We will do in Rome what no one did in 20 years.
Here, the racist impulse of the 5 Star Movement emerges. It is certainly a reflection of the election, as mechanical as it is primitive. A direct consequence of the disappointing result in the administrative elections held on Sunday, when all those reactionary votes went back to where they came from (that is, the right).