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Italy clears its "Great Ghetto" of migrants

Italy clears its "Great Ghetto" of migrants
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By Catherine Hardy
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Around one hundred police and firefighters have cleared the remaining 500 migrants from a shantytown between the towns of San Severo and Rignano Garganico in Italy.

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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.

Known as the “Great Ghetto”, the wood and cardboard shelters have been used by migrants working on farms in the area.

Around 3,000 were estimated to be living there at its height.

It comes after an investigation in March 2016 raised concerns of criminal activity at the camp.

MIGRANTI: CENTO MILITARI SGOMBERANO IL “GRAN GHETTO” DEL FOGGIANO – https://t.co/OQmkkMg0ftpic.twitter.com/5wR0ErQ5Ey

— Piovegovernoladro (@Piovegovernolad) 1 mars 2017

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