In what may be called karma, or simply being ‘careful what you wish for’, staunch Hillary supporter, and pro-migrant campaigner, George Clooney is about to reside next to a makeshift migrant camp, in his summer Lake Como mansion.
The popular celebrity hideaway of Lake Como, Italy is a favourite among stars like George Clooney, Richard Branson and Madonna. Now hundreds of migrants heading towards northern Europe have erected tents around the exclusive town’s railway station.
Hillary’s Libya and Syria war, which she directly and openly propagated, has lead to a massive migrant influx into Europe. George Clooney has been one of Hillary’s staunchest supporters. It is only fitting that Clooney will now reside next to a migrant camp, for which his choice for president of the United States, helped create.
The migrant population in Lake Como has been steadily increasing after Switzerland shut its southern borders with Italy. La Repubblica is reporting that most migrants are now camping out in the town until they can hire smugglers to take them through the mountains north, to the migrant safe haven of Merkel’s Germany.
The UK’s SUN reports…
Lake Como has long been a destination favoured by the powerful and wealthy, many of whom are attracted by its stunning lakeside villas built in Roman times.
Roberto Bernasconi, from a local Catholic charity, said: “We are helping them with food, clothing and we are also mounting showers.
“But it is very difficult, we do not know how to welcome all these people. In the Como diocese we have over 2,000 migrants in the facilities – there is no room.”
“I do not know how much longer we can bear the brunt of this mass of people who would like to cross the border but who are not willing to leave Como.”
The groups of migrants arrive in the area having likely travelled up Italy after landing in the south having crossed the Mediterranean by boat.
Just yesterday nearly 1,000 migrants were saved in six separate rescue operations on the Med.
All six boats – including four rubber dinghies – are believed to have set off from Libya, where criminal gangs charge people thousands to be lead on the perilous crossing.
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