Memories of Ventimiglia


Last summer, refugees and activists built a camp on the Italian-French border that stood against the inhumanity of borders.

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Migrant kneels in prayer, in Ventimiglia, at the Italian-French border Tuesday, June 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

From the parking lot of a pink-walled Italian resort, the hazy outline of French coastal town Menton can be seen across the bay. The resort sits on the rocky shore of Italy’s Ponte San Ludovico, some two hundred meters from the border with France, which for much of the summer was home to a unique refugee camp cohabited by both migrants and European activists.

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