Nigerian migrant fined for sweeping Italian street

A 29-year Nigerian migrant was hoping to put his energy into good use by voluntarily sweeping a street in the Italian town of Mestre, near Venice. But his attempt to sweep as a means of finding a job to do landed him in trouble with a €350 fine. The local council accused the migrant of “flagrantly cleaning the area without council authorisation.” When news broke about the migrant’s predicament, there was public outcry sparking an online financial appeal to help him. A local lawyer initiated the online appeal to help…

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