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Protesters rally in Barcelona against criminalization of migrant sea rescue

Protesters shout slogans while holding masks of (L-R) Spanish center-right Ciduadanos party leader Albert Rivera, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini during a demonstration in Barcelona called by Spanish non-governmental organisation Proactiva Open Arms against the criminalisation of migrant rescue missions on July 13, 2019. (Photo by AFP)

Kusai Kedri
Press TV, Barcelona 

Spanish protesters have held a rally in Barcelona to slam what they describe as the criminalization of migrant search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea by NGO boats. In recent months, Spain, Italy, Greece and Malta have grounded rescue ships and threatened legal action against crew members in an effort to curb the flow of asylum-seekers and fight human trafficking.

Kusai Kedri reports. 

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