Frightened females have taken to the streets to protest against the opening of a new refugee reception centre, which will welcome the arrival of more than 250 asylum seekers.
In front of the group are banners emblazoned with the powerful message: “No security, no freedom” as shockwaves are sent across the entire community of Aurelio in Rome.
Ilaria, 20, said: "We didn’t want the opening of a new centre.
“It is not easy to get around this neighbourhood at night.
"You feel followed, you feel observed. It is not safe here anymore. “
Soon-to-be-mother Eleanor, 30, added: "I no longer dare to go home alone in the evening, I call my husband after dark.”
Another slogan to support the protest read: ”Some Italians do not give up.”
One protestor, 63-year-old grandmother Simonetta claims she witnessed a migrant man masturbating in broad daylight. She added: "We must defend ourselves”.