An Italian charity took more than 40 migrants to the island of Lampedusa on Saturday, ignoring orders not to, and forcing a new clash with hardline Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. Photo: EPA An Italian charity took more than 40 migrants to the island of Lampedusa on Saturday, ignoring orders not to, and forcing a new clash with hardline Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. Photo: EPA
An Italian charity took more than 40 migrants to the island of Lampedusa on Saturday, ignoring orders not to, and forcing a new clash with hardline Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. Photo: EPA

Migrant rescue boat Alex docks in Italy, defying ban by far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini

  • Charity rescue vessel brings 41 shipwrecked migrants into port in Lampedusa
  • It is the second boat to defy far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini’s bid to close Italian ports to them

Topic |   Europe’s refugee crisis
An Italian charity took more than 40 migrants to the island of Lampedusa on Saturday, ignoring orders not to, and forcing a new clash with hardline Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. Photo: EPA An Italian charity took more than 40 migrants to the island of Lampedusa on Saturday, ignoring orders not to, and forcing a new clash with hardline Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. Photo: EPA
An Italian charity took more than 40 migrants to the island of Lampedusa on Saturday, ignoring orders not to, and forcing a new clash with hardline Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. Photo: EPA
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