Independent journalist and web sensation Lauren Southern got herself detained for pulling off a daring move of joining a right-wing anti-immigration French youth group in physically blocking boats of refugees coming from North Africa from entering Italy.
Southern joined the boat of a group named Generation Identitaire and live-streamed the entire incident on her Periscope account so subscribers witnessed the matter as it unfolded. When the large vessel came into view, Southern begun airing the group's purpose that she finds solidarity with. Looking at the camera, Southern declared: "If the politicians won't stop the boats, then we'll stop the boats!"
Southern said that the entry of the migrants is illegal. She narrated that the so-called solidarity boat " Aquarius" that they were trying to block is attempting to traffic migrants from the Libyan Sea to Sicily. The French anti-immigration youth group invited Southern, a native Canadian, to join them as a "guest" for their mission of preventing the entry of what they believe are illegal migrants from North Africa. They were also joined by others from other European countries including Italy and Austria.
Southern and her allies from Generation Identitaire chanted "Illegal immigration, no more!" and blockaded the boat briefly until the Italian Coast Guard approached and apprehended them. Southern was detained with three men and released shortly afterward while awaiting charges. Southern immediately turned to Twitter to give an update on her situation and to hint of more provocative actions. She posted: "48 hours until we find out what happens to us. Free for now. Good test run. Bigger boats next time😎."
The French-based group of nationalists, Generation Identitaire, stated in their official declaration of war that "We are 25 percent unemployment, social debt, multicultural collapse, and an explosion of anti-white racism. We are broken families, and young French soldiers dying in Afghanistan." They added, " You won't buy us with a condescending look, a state-paid job of misery, and a pat on the shoulder."
from last year shared how various NGOs were flooding Europe with refugees. The story said most of those migrants are not eligible for being granted asylum and will probably end up on the streets of Rome or Paris and undermine the stability of Europe and will just create increased social tensions. The report also said that they have monitored at least 39,000 Africans being illegally smuggled into Italy for just the period of two months. The report also said the trafficking was done with the full consent of the Italian and European officials.