Dreaming of a White Christmas

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The town of Coccaglio (Province of Brescia) is planning on celebrating a “White Christmas” this year. That’s the name given to a new initiative—promoted by the Northern League and launched in time for Christmas—against illegal immigration. Between now and December 25, police will go knocking on the doors of some 400 homes where immigrants live in order to make sure everyone has their documents in order. The local representative of the Northern League, Claudio Abiendi, said, “Christmas is a celebration of Christian tradition and identity, not of hospitality.” For the former mayor of Coccaglio, Luigi Lotto, the operation only exploits citizens’ fears. (From the magazine Internazionale, 20 November 2009.)

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Posted on 21 November 2009, in Italy, Italian, Italians (in that order) and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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