Rome’s property prices may drop in some areas because of mass refugees
September 09, 2015 - Rome
Waves of African migrants have been flooding Italy. Clashes between Italian and police broke out in July and tensions remain high with escalating crime being reported.
Italian violent opposition to migrants broke out in Rome by throwing furniture and burning mattress at the illegal migrants. Police officers reacted with tear gases to subdue the protests.
This year so far more than 82,000 refugees were rescued by coastline guards after going across Mediterranean Bay by boats. Temporary shelters did not reserve enough places for migrants and Italian government had to move them to abandoned industrial buildings or guest houses with low capacity. Italians blamed refugees may harm district zoning policies and tourism, as well as property market. Majority of those immigrants were unemployed which contributed to poverty and unemployment, demanding more housing supplies.
In fact, Italy’s left-wing government legalized illegal immigration since last year but, sarcastically, they spent huge amounts to rescue boat people from North Africa. Protest started in mid-July and locals worried about the community safety and disease after illegal immigrants issued into Roma. Protesters burned rubbish and blocked the road. 14 police officers got hurt and 2 violent protester were charged in the clashes. Racial tension raised. Government has moved nearly 100 immigrants out of city.
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