PBS NewsHour

Clashes over migrants turn Mediterranean into a battleground

Clip: 08/02/2017 | 8m 28s

So far this year, almost 2,400 migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean. Italy is working to crack down on smugglers who send migrants on a deadly journey to Europe, and put stricter rules around rescue ships. But a group of right-wing, anti-immigrant activists is trying to take the crisis into their own hands by forcing migrants to turn back. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.

Aired: 08/02/17

Rating: NR

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