Richard Gere and Matteo Salvini clash over migrant crisis

Row follows US actor urging Italian government to stop demonising asylum seekers Italys far-right deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, has clashed with Richard Gere over the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, suggesting the Hollywood star should house himself those stranded on rescue ships after the US actor urged the Italian government to stop demonising asylum seekers. Gere who is currently on the island of Lampedusa, Sicily, after a visit onboard Italy without permission could face fines of up to 50,000 (47,000). The new bill, which has been described by aid groups as a declaration of war against the NGOs who are saving lives at sea, aims to put an end to aid groups rescue missions in the central Mediterranean. Meanwhile, …