The head of France’s far-right National Front party, Marine Le Pen, was greeted by anti-racist protests Monday on her tour of the Italian island of Lampedusa, which has recently seen a heavy influx of immigrants from North Africa.
AFP - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was met by a protest on the migrant-heavy Italian island of Lampedusa on a visit Monday that she said aimed to draw attention to the immigration problem.
The migrant crisis is ongoing in Lampedusa
"European officials are averting their gaze and are trying to play down the risk of migration flows," she said as she prepared for her flight.
Lampedusa special report
Le Pen has been given by recent polls as a favourite in France's presidential election next year.
Date created : 2011-03-14