2,093 people refused entry to Italy to attend Genoa protests

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Update: In his report on events in Genoa in the Italian Chamber of Deputies (lower house of Parliament) on 23 July, interior minister Claudio Scajola stated that after the suspension of the Schengen agreement on 14 July, 2,093 persons were refused entry into the country. Regarding the turning back of Greek demonstrators in Ancona, he said that 150 persons 'suspected of belonging to organisations' had been sent back. The absence of prior information from the Greek authorities about the demonstrators meant that identification had to be carried in the port of Ancona, denying claims by the local head of police that people were sent back as a result of preventive information supplied by Greece. www.camera.it (Italian parliament website: Interior Minister address to the Chamber of Deputies, 23.7.2001).

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