Earlier this month hundreds of migrants made their way, against state resistance, to the Italian-French border town of Ventimiglia, aiming to get into France.
The French authorities, like the Swiss, the Austrians and the Hungarians have denied them entry.
But the migrants have had enough of being at the mercy of an increasingly warring collection of chauvinists. They refused to budge from the town , occupying the rocky shore of the little nearby locality, Ponte San Ludovico.
Their courage and determination brought solidarity action not just from political organisations, trade unionists and