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Hundreds of rescued migrants made to wait standing in cold rain at Palermo's port

From La Repubblica Palermo today:
"As the rain fell tensions rose," wrote Repubblica reporter Claudia Brunetto.
Disembarkation operations yesterday for hundreds of newly rescued boat people were only half done by 6 p.m.. The remaining hundreds were left on the ship's deck in the cold rain to await processing: a sandwich to eat, clothes to wear, miedical triage, identification, and then to the police station for a mugshot. They are illegal immigrants until determined to be refugees. During the long wait one woman had a panic attack and went into a fit. One guy jumped from the ship deck to the dock. People were shaking with the cold, covered their heads with their gold-coated thermal blankets. They were still being offloaded late at night, according to the report.

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