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Italy's Salvini likens African immigrants to 'slaves'


  • World
  • Friday, 14 Sep 2018

VIENNA/ROME (Reuters) - Italian far-right leader and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini likened African immigrants to slaves at a European conference on Thursday, drawing an angry response from Luxembourg's foreign minister, who cursed at him in frustration.

Salvini, who heads the League party, has led a popular crackdown against immigration since Italy's coalition government took office in June. He was speaking at a closed-door session of a conference on migration and security hosted by Austria, which holds the rotating European Union presidency.

   

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