MIGRANTS SET FIRE TO ITALIAN REFUGEE CENTER, BLOCK EXITS FOR STAFF

[1/4/17]  A violent riot broke out at a migrant center Tuesday in Italy as residents started fires in protest of a woman’s sudden death.

Some 25 employees were barricaded inside the building for several hours before police arrived to mediate the situation. The migrants disrupted the power supply, blocked exits and started several fires, according to the ANSA news agency.

he riot started after the 25-year-old Ivorian woman suddenly passed out and died in the shower. The migrants argued the woman died because of a late response from rescue services. Police said the woman died after one of the pulmonary arteries in her lungs collapsed.