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Reporter attacked by migrant while filming pro-immigration report

Pio D'Emilia was interviewing a migrant from the French capital, as part of his report called "Migrants in Paris, in the center of La Chapelle" for an Italian news outlet, but it did not end well.

Published: August 13, 2017, 10:15 am

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    The Italian reporter was in Paris to document the “dire” situation of migrants in La Chapelle, but D’Emilia was rather forced to defend Italy’s position in the face of accusations of a migrant .

    The journalist of SkyTg24 was reporting on the migrants who had been moved from their squatter camp by French authorities.

    On the spot, he tried to intercept the voices of the protagonists of the story. But a migrant stopped and instead of describing what was happening at La Chapelle, he attacked Italy’s migrant policy. “The newspapers do not tell the truth, in Italy they are eaten by cooperatives, Mr. Buzzi [a mafia figure], the mafia, the Camorra … It is not the fault of the French but of the Italians.”

    D’Emilia tried several times to interrupt but without success. The migrant continues in his monologue and then leaves. At that point the journalist does not resist and replies: “Listen, the Italians are also those who save them. We save the immigrants, you do not .”

    The reference is obviously to president Macron’s policy on immigration.

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