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Thousands attend anti-immigration rally in Rome

Supporters of Italy's right-wing Northern League have taken part in a rally in Rome against immigration and the European Union.

The party leader, Matteo Salvini, accused the government of selling out to the EU.

Tensions are running high in Italy - as it tries to cope with large numbers of migrants crossing the Mediterranean on boats from Libya and Syria to the Italian island of Lampedusa.

Peter Dobbie reports.

  • 01 Mar 2015
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