From Bulgaria’s Novinite, with thanks to Anthony:
Thousands of supporters of Italy’s Northern League party protested in Milan against the start of talks to accede Turkey to the European Union. The protestors warned against a “Muslim invasion” and demanded a referendum on the issue.
The banners, that people carried, read “After the Chinese, now the Turks: businesses are at risk” and “Yes to Christian roots”.
“Without our history we are dead, our history is not up for sale,” Umberto Bossi, leader of the anti-immigration Northern League, who is recovering after a stroke, said in a statement from his sickbed.
Organizers say 50,000 people joined the rally.