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Posters by the fascist political party CasaPound calling for the eviction of the migrants and refugees living inside a former penicillin factory, Rome, November 26, 2018

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Inside the penicillin factory, Rome, November 26, 2018

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Abay and her two children in their home in the four star hotel, Rome, November 24, 2018

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A man using a water bucket to shower inside the penicillin factory, where there is only one water tap, Rome, November 26, 2018

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A man showing his expired residence permit and other documents that he cannot renew due to a lack of employment, Rome, November 19, 2018

Spotlight
Rome: Where Migrants Face Eviction as Fascists Find a Home
maurizio martorana
Jan 29, 2019
Very happy to finally see this long read published by The New York Review of Books. In late November, Caitlin L. Chandler and I spent 9 days in Rome visiting squats in abandoned buildings to try to understand the impact of Italy's far-right government on refugees and migrants. What we saw shook us to our core; thousands of people living in abandoned buildings, some without sanitation, electricity or safety. No place was worse than the penicillin factory, where people slept among trash and chemicals. As the Italian government tries to dismantle the asylum system, thousands more people will be pushed onto the streets, and fascist groups are gaining strength. This is the story, out today in the NY Review of Books.

Maurizio Martorana

Maurizio Martorana is a Photographer and Videographer based in London and who specialises in Documentary and Visual Journalism.
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