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Matteo Salvini orders late‑night Asian stores to shut early

Matteo Salvini

By: Keerthi Mohan

Italy’s government plans to make late-opening Asian grocery stores shut by 9 pm, stating they are centres of crime and antisocial activities. Deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini proposed the action claiming they were “meeting places for drunks, drug dealers at night, people who make a racket,” reported The Times. However, he noted that closing stores at 9 pm was “not an initiative against foreign shops, it is against the irregularities and abuses of some shops, almost all of which are managed by foreigners, which attract troublemakers”. He added: “Just as I have one near my house, I am sure you…

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