Italy G7 police housed in decrepit cruise ship

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2024

Rome: Italian police providing security for this week´s G7 summit were given new accommodation on Tuesday after their union complained they had been “packed like mice” onto a rundown cruise ship.

While Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, US President Joe Biden and the other Group of Seven leaders are being hosted at a luxurious resort in Puglia, thousands of police officers were put up on the “Mykonos Magic” — which appeared anything but enchanting.

“Many police, after long hours of travel, were forced to sleep in precarious conditions on a cruise ship or in cramped vans due to lack of rooms,” the regional SILF union representing Italy´s financial police said in a Facebook statement on Monday.