lice turning water cannon on refugees in Rome, the refugees fighting back with sticks. These people were evicted from an office building they were squatting in on Saturday. Since then around 100 refugees, mostly Airtrans who have been granted asylum have been camped out in this square. The area littered with mattresses, broken chairs, and trash bags holding their belongings.
Rome has no state run shelters for refugees after they've been through the asylum process, causing many to sleep rough or squat to find a home. The refugees had lived in this office building for five years, a block away from Rome's main train station. They said in a statement that the refugees had gas canisters.
Some of which they had opened and that officers were hit with rocks, bottles, and pepper spray. They added that the group had refused lodgings offered by the city. Migration is dominating the political agenda in Italy ahead of elections early next year. Almost 600,000 have arrived in Italy over the past four years to a country where public opinion is increasingly hostile to migrants.