At the same time as the march was underway, the NGO requested the Maritime Coordination Center of Rome - and that of Malta - the urgent landing of all those rescued for medical reasons, especially for the psychological state of the migrants.
The Italian minister Matteo Salvini, in full pre-campaign for taking over the Government at the head of the Northern League, maintains his pulse and insisted on Wednesday in his refusal to accept the ship. "I will never be an accomplice of people traffickers," he said. “We live in a country where a lawyer from the Administrative Court [of the Region] of Lazio wants to give permission to disembark in Italy to a foreign ship full of migrants. I will re-sign my refusal in the next few hours, ”the League leader said in statements made by La Repubblica.
The Interior Minister also announced on his Twitter account an urgent appeal to the State Council and the signing of a new entry ban.
The court responds to the appeal that the NGO Proactiva Open Arms filed when on August 1, after the first rescue, the ship received a letter prohibiting entry into territorial waters. The veto, signed by the Italian Ministries of Interior, Defense and Transport, threatened the ship with a fine of up to 50,000 euros based on the decree promoted by Salvini, with which it intends to further hinder the rescue activities of NGOs. That decree became law on August 5 and raised fines against the captains of ships disobeying their orders up to one million euros.