Padua now has both an anti-immigrant and an immigrant patrol. This article doesn't really specify what the immigrants are patrolling for.
A group of immigrants in the northern Italian city of Padua have decided to make a contribution to local security by organising a night patrol for the first time.
The initiative was launched on Wednesday by Mohammed Ahmed, an Egyptian-born anchor who appears on the television station, L8.
The new group, composed of immigrants who are integrated in the local community will conduct the first security patrol on Friday night in several districts of the city.
"I want to send a message to all well-integrated foreigners like me in Italian society that they should not be afraid to go out on the street," Ahmed told Adnkronos International (AKI).
"Because security belongs to their children and to them personally and we pretend that we don't have time. The more of us there are, the better it will be for all.
"We should include Italians in this initiative, because being fully integrated doesn't only mean work but being part of society and making a real contribution.
Immigrants from North Africa and eastern Europe are expected to take part in the street patrol that will include the streets near the city's central station.
Ahmed is the creator of a weekly programme on immigration that has been broadcast for four years.
The television anchor, who has been living in Italy for 40 years, was recently received an award from the local Andromeda association, with seven other "excellent immigrants" who live in the Padua area.
Source: AKI (English)
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