French people driven back to the Italian border

At the border post of Menton (Alpes-Maritimes), masked and gloved Italian police officers control each motorist wishing to pass through Italy. Some hand them a paper. Because Wednesday March 11, without a professional or family reason, impossible to across the border. Dozens of French people are asked to turn back. Consequence: a huge line of cars.

A few meters further on the other hand, the traffic is fluid. No control to pass from Italy to France, the border remains open. An inconsistency according to Éric Ciotti, LR deputy for the Alpes-Maritimes. “I ask the government and Europe to harmonize their positions.” During the day, some French people were able to reach Italy on foot. Border screenings could last at least until April 3, when the containment measures in Italy are expected to end.

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