Italy: Migrants disembark coast guard ship following reports of earlier conflict | News | DW


After waiting for several hours on board an Italian coast guard ship, 67 migrants were given permission to disembark late on Thursday.

The group of migrants, which included three women and six children, had been initially held on the Diciotti at a port in the Sicilian town of Trapani after Italy’s far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini blocked the ship from docking.

Salvini halted their arrival amid reports in Italian media that a handful of the migrants on board violently threatened the crew of their initial rescue ship.

Earlier on Thursday night, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe…



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