Gambia migrant left to die in Italian hospital, activists alleged

Tens of Gambians camped outside a medical center in Italy to protest the death of migrant from the West African nation amid allegations of racism.

Ebrima Manneh died in a hospital in the southern Italian city of Naples. Activists are accusing doctors of not attending to him.

A taxi driver and the ambulances services declined to transport Manneh to the hospital because “he is black” and “permission is needed to transport him.”

Protesters with banners were chanting “no more racism” and demanded authorities probe his death.

Many Gambian migrants in Italy have complained of discrimination and are fighting for fair treatment.

Thousands of Gambian perilously crossed the Mediterranean to reach Europe to escape poverty and the repression by the government of ex-President Yahya Jammeh.

Gambian arrivals in Europe has declined since the coming of the new government and at least 340 have been repatriated.

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