Rome's anti-migrant protests highlight resentment among poor

November 15, 2014 3:18 PM

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ROME (Reuters) - Protests over a migrant center in a run-down suburb of Rome this week have exposed a crisis in poor areas of the Italian capital suffering after years of neglect and mismanagement of infrastructure compounded by Italy's deep economic crisis.

Rome's mayor Ignazio Marino was greeted on Friday by an angry crowd in Tor Sapienza, a struggling area on the eastern outskirts of the city where residents accuse migrants in the reception center of drug trafficking and street harassment.

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