However, resistance can pose particular problems on the small Island of Lampedusa since there is no easy means of escape, and once out of the prison, migrants were then attacked by residents
Below you can see footage of an incredibly violent and dangerous police response, which knocked or forced many detainees off a 12ft wall:
Other footage here:
The Mayor has actually said that they are at war, and resportedly showed journalists a baseball bat and said that people one the island had to defend themselves.
A swift deportation is now planned for the detainees who resisted and only fought for their freedom.