A Facebook message calling for support of Mimmo Lucano, Riace's migrant-friendly mayor who has been suspended due to the ongoing court case against him went viral. The message invited people to come to celebrate the New Year in this small Italian city considered as a model of migrant welcoming and integration. And people responded, coming from all over to Riace aiming to give "continuity to a project put in serious discussion after Domenico Lucano's suspension and subsequent residence ban" according to the organizers of this initiative. A series of events took place on December 31st showing support to the mayor.
[Italy] New Year's in Riace, hundreds chant 'Free Mimmo'
03 Jan 2019