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Water cannons used to evict migrants from Rome encampment

Rome police used water cannons and batons to disperse migrants camped out at a local square Thursday. The clash resulted in 13 people injured, according to Doctors Without Borders.

by Milena Mikael-Debass
Aug 25 2017, 2:14pm

Rome police used water cannons and batons to disperse migrants camped out at a local square, injuring at least 13 people, Doctors Without Borders reported Thursday.

Many of the migrants in the square were recently evicted from a nearby building that had been housing hundreds of people, many of whom are now without shelter. And with over 120,000 refugees and migrants arriving by sea this year, Italy is still scrambling to find a solution before time runs out.