Italia - Video of The day before the protest (CARA Mineo, 18/12/2013)

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Testimonials of migrants gathered in front of the Centri Accoglienza Richiedenti Asilo (CARA)(Reception Center for Asylum Seekers) Mineo during the "Third Day of Global Action Against Racism and for the Rights of Migrants, Refugees and Displaced People."

In recent years the suffering of thousands of asylum seekers has increased with governments' indifference and complicity. The waiting time at the Commission for the Examination of Asylum Requests and the percentage of refusals has grown dramatically.

We demand respect for human rights increasingly trampled by cruel government policies and the inability to fund the Commission, which results in frequent protests and, unfortunately, in self-injurious acts (in 2011, in only 4 months there were seven suicide attempts ). The tragic death of twenty-one Eritrean Mulue lies on the shoulder of the mega-business of pseudo hospitality, but also for those involved in the shameful and inhuman treatment (worthy of fascists) of migrants in Lampedusa.

On December 19 and 20 migrants protested by blocking the Catania highway.