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Italy clears its "Great Ghetto" of migrants

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By Catherine Hardy
Italy clears its "Great Ghetto" of migrants

<p><br /> <br /> </p> <p>Around one hundred police and firefighters have moved in to clear the remaining 500 migrants from a shantytown between the towns of San Severo and Rignano Garganico in Italy.</p> <p>Known as the “Great Ghetto”, the wood and cardboard shelters have been used by migrants working on farms in the area.</p> <p>Around 3,000 were estimated to be living there at its height.</p> <p>It comes after an investigation in March 2016 raised concerns of criminal activity at the camp.</p> <br /> <br /> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"align="center"><p lang="it" dir="ltr"><span class="caps">MIGRANTI</span>: <span class="caps">CENTO</span> <span class="caps">MILITARI</span> <span class="caps">SGOMBERANO</span> IL “<span class="caps">GRAN</span> <span class="caps">GHETTO</span>” <span class="caps">DEL</span> <span class="caps">FOGGIANO</span> – <a href="https://t.co/OQmkkMg0ft">https://t.co/OQmkkMg0ft</a> <a href="https://t.co/5wR0ErQ5Ey">pic.twitter.com/5wR0ErQ5Ey</a></p>— Piovegovernoladro (@Piovegovernolad) <a href="https://twitter.com/Piovegovernolad/status/836988327823835137">1 mars 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <br /> <br />