Rome riot police sent in to prevent attacks on migrants condemned by UN refugee agency

November 13, 2014 2:45 PM

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Rome riot police sent in to prevent attacks on migrants condemned by UN refugee agency

Italian Carabinieri, paramilitary policemen, stand outside a refugee center, in Rome's outskirts, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. Riot police moved in to prevent residents of a neighborhood on Rome's outskirts from attacking refugees living at a holding center in the latest incident of anti-immigrant tensions rocking Italy. The working-class neighborhood of Tor Sapienza has seen several days and nights of clashes by residents against refugees, blaming foreigners for crimes. Residents say they're not racist, but are fed up with what they say are years of neglect by government authorities who have allowed gypsies, migrants and asylum-seekers to settle in Rome's peripheries without providing adequate services. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees condemned the violence, saying refugees and unaccompanied minors fleeing war and conflict deserve protection, respect and help integrating, not "unacceptable" acts of violence and intolerance. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) (The Associated Press)

Italian Carabinieri, paramilitary policemen, removes a protection from the windshield of their vehicle outside a refugee center, in Rome's outskirts, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. Riot police moved in to prevent residents of a neighborhood on Rome's outskirts from attacking refugees living at a holding c...

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