About 200 Eritrean stayed over night in front
of the little church of Lampedusa, to protest against the Dublin
Regulation. They arrived mainly during the last week, with 1000 other
refugees on the border of Europe, on
Lampedusa, the “Gate of Europe”. They don’t want to give their
fingerprints because they don’t want to be captured in Italy, what they
would be as soon as they become registered locally in Italy. The
situation is calm at the moment but emotionally stressed and at for now
the protesters are expressing their requirements. They don’t want to be
seperated and the families are trying to stay together.
this is happening alongside the 5th Lampedusa Filmfestival. The
organizations on the spot try their best to support the refugees in
achieving their demands.
Text: Alexa Magsaam