Italy Clearing Migrants From Former Olympic Village

Posted on March 14, 2019 7:47 am
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Italian authorities are removing hundreds of migrants from the former Olympic Village in Turin, Italy, which had become one of the largest illegal encampments in the country.

Evacuation of approximately 1,000 migrants from the crumbling facility has been slow-moving for years and was expected to wear on until 2021, but at the urging of Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, the project has picked up pace and is slated to be finished by the end of the year.

“Within a year, all the buildings of the former Turin Olympic Village will be freed,” Salvini vowed in January. “We want to give a quick solution