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‘Italians first’: Hundreds protest Montello barrack’s transformation into a refugee shelter in Italy

Hundreds of far-right protesters marched to Milan’s Montello barracks on Monday, to protest the barrack’s transformation into a refugee shelter. Supporters of regionalist political party Lega Nord and radical right group Casa Pound turned out to protest. The protesters chanted anti-refugee chants while marching with flares, numerous Italian and Casa Pound flags, and banners such as “Italians first”; “Defend Milan”.

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