Migrant Workers Riot in Southern Italian Town

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A town in southern Italy is being called the world's "only white town" after a bloody campaign of ethnic cleansing.

Hundreds of mostly African immigrants rioted in the town of Rosarno.

Their violent protest broke out after two members of their community were wounded in a shooting that appears to have been racially motivated.

Authorities have responded by cracking down on the immigrants, forcing them to flee from their town. They even bulldozed the shacks the migrant farm workers lived in.

The exact number of arrests was not immediately available since the clashes between the authorities and the workers continue.

The combination of ethnic conflict and organized crime activity has created other violence before among migrant communities in southern Italy. In 2008, migrants rioted in the Naples area after six Ghanians were murdered in a gangland-style shooting that was blamed on a local crime syndicate.

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