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Italy: Pro-immigration protest planned in Milan January 11

Pro-immigration protest planned in Milan January 11; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected

11 Jan 10:21 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 1/11/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/12/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Rome). COUNTRY/REGION Milan

Event

Civic groups have planned a pro-immigration demonstration in Milan on Friday, January 11, to protest the government migration policies, among other things. A large number of participants are expected to gather from 18:00 to 20:00 (local time) at the Piazza della Scala. A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected near the demonstration site.

Context

As leader of the far-right Lega Nord party, Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has led a crackdown on immigration policies since taking office in June.

Advice

Individuals in Milan are advised to avoid protests as a precaution and allow additional time to travel near demonstration sites.

 

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