A revolt broke out in the CPR [Reception and Repatriation Centre] of Bari Palese tonight, a few days after an attempt at a mass escape.
According to what the forces of order declared to the press, some prisoners set fire to cells, vandalized offices where documents were kept and flooded corridors.
Of course the media talk of ‘guests’ who destroyed ‘residential modules’, as though this were not a concentration camp.
Allegedly the revolt broke out to stop a mass deportation to Nigeria, which was expected during the night. The information circulating at the moment talks of prisoners covered in soap to avoid being held, and also of soapy water preventing the forces of order from charging on the slippery floors.
Several squads of Forces of Order arrived and attacked the rioters, who tried to resist by throwing objects.
For the moment we know that one policeman, two carabinieri and several prisoners were injured. The fire was put out by the fire brigade, working with a number of units. The damage to the structure hasn’t been assessed yet, but it seems the fire reached many areas of the concentration camp.
Let’s support the prisoners’ struggle until only the debris is left of the CPRs.