Protestors have been taking to Italy’s streets for months and after the resignation of PM Matteo Renzi there is increased uncertainty.
Now two of the country’s leading activists have called for an immediate review of the free movement policy – championed by German chancellor Angela Merkel.
Secretary of Lega Nord, Matteo Salvini said: “Rethink Schengen and free movement. Restore the internal border controls. We are living a period of emergency, times of war. And in times of war you can lose a quarter of an hour at the border, although this does not eliminate the risk.”
“The man they stopped was the Berlin murderer, who didn’t hesitate to take his gun to injure an agent.
“A policeman with just nine months of service, reacted, shooting and killing the terrorist.
“The whole of Italy and the whole of Europe are grateful to these two boys.
“I personally feel compelled to thank them and embrace them, especially the police officer that is now in hospital with a perforated shoulder.
“It is crazy that two ordinary police agents should be put at risk and find themselves having to deal with a terrorist wanted by half of Europe.
“We must act now.
“Those who have the right to asylum will remain in Italy, but all illegal immigrants must be deported immediately starting today.”