Immigrants in Italy hold strike to protest against Berlusconi
01 March 2010
Immigrants from all over the world, including Cape Verde, who chose Italy to live and work, will hold a nation-wide strike today, March 1, to protest against the restrictive immigration laws passed by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s government.
Law 733 B, say immigrants in Italy, represents a step backward. “This law, which went into effect on June 2, 2009, was conceived by Berlusconi’s government, which misleadingly called it a “Security Pact,” according to Cape Verdean immigrant Jorge Canifa, president of the Tabanka Onlus Association.
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