Published by Redazione Mediterranea | 05 / Mar / 2023

National demonstration | 11 March 2023 | Crotone: Truth and Justice for the victims of the sea

On 26 February, yet another avoidable massacre of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea took place off the coast of Calabria. The boat wrecked a few hundred metres from Steccato di Cutro (Crotone), had sailed to Izmir (Turkey) and had between 180 and 250 people on board, most of them from Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

To date, 70 bodies have been recovered (including 14 minors, 21 women and an infant), but the number could rise. Yet they could and should have been saved.Numerous inconsistencies have emerged from the official explanations issued by the authorities. Instead of keeping quiet and apologising, the ministers responsible blame the migrants and blame themselves between the Coast Guard, the Guardia di Finanza and Frontex for the delays in the rescue operations in the hope that the whole thing will fall into oblivion.

We cannot allow the spotlight to be turned off on Crotone. MEDITERRANEAN Saving Humans adheres to the demonstration called by the Calabrian social realities - to which many local and national associations are joining - in Crotone for Saturday 11 March to demand "Truth and Justice for the victims of the sea", to ask the judiciary to shed full light to find those responsible for this massacre and to ask for the resignation of Ministers Piantedosi and Salvini.

05.03.2023

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