The ongoing influx of “refugees” is nothing but a deliberately planned “invasion” designed to replace Europeans with non-Europeans, Matteo Salvini, leader of Italy’s Lega Nord, has announced.
Speaking in an interview with the radio station RTL, Salvini (who has over 1.2 million “likes” on his Facebook page) said that there was a “well thought out strategy behind the wave of refugees which Europe is currently facing.”
“I do not believe in a refugee emergency,” he said. “We are being faced with a planned, financed, and organized mass invasion.”
“The aim of this strategy is to replace Europeans with other nations to have masses of new workers who can be exploited for three euros per hour. The birth rate in Nigeria is many times higher than in Italy. Here are very simple people being moved from one continent to another, at the expense of the old Europe,” said Salvini.
Salvini also criticized the EU, which he likened to the Soviet Union. “You have to break down this Europe and rebuild it on work, and not on banks and [EU] regulations,” he said.
Earlier this year, Salvini led a mass demonstration in Rome against the nonwhite invasion, drawing tens of thousands of people to a huge rally in the capital city’s central Piazza del Popolo, where they demanded that the current far-left Italian government halt the influx of “immigrants.”
He has become one of Italy’s most popular political leaders, with a personal approval rating of over 33 percent, a feat virtually without precedent in modern Italy.
Salvini became leader of the Lega Nord in December after defeating party founder Umberto Bossi in a leadership election, and at the 2014–2015 regional elections, the party obtained 40.9% in Veneto, 20.3% in Liguria, 19.4% in Emilia-Romagna, 16.2% in Tuscany, 14.0% in Umbria and 13.0% in Marche, marking its best ever results in those regions.
The party also now controls the offices of the following regional presidents in Italy:
Lombardy (10,002,615 inhabitants): Roberto Maroni;
Veneto (4,927,596 inhabitants): Luca Zaia (In 2015, Zaia was re-elected with over 50 percent of the vote).
It also controls the following provincial presidents positions:
Padua (Veneto, 938,296 inhabitants): Enoch Soranzo;
Udine (Friuli-VG, 536,180 inhabitants): Pietro Fontanini.
And has the mayorships of the following cities with over 50,000 inhabitants:
Padua (Veneto, 211,210 inhabitants): Massimo Bitonci;
Varese (Lombardy, 80,857 inhabitants): Attilio Fontana;
Vigevano (Lombardy, 63,442 inhabitants): Andrea Sala;
Rovigo (Veneto, 52,170 inhabitants): Massimo Bergamin.
* After winning re-election as governor of the northern Italian region of Veneto, Luca Zaia gave a press interview saying that the sight of Africans would have a “devastating effect” on the tourism industry, and called on local officials across his region to begin clearing all reception centers and other housing occupied by invaders near tourist areas.