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"More than 48,000 immigrants have arrived since the start of ... the 'Arab Spring.'"

Following yesterday's arson attack on the Italian island of Lampedusa, fighting has broken out between Italian police and African immigrants, reports the Telegraph.

The video below also appears to show local residents also throwing stones at the immigrants as they try and flee the police.

More than 48,000 immigrants have arrived on the country since the start of the year, largely from countries that saw revolutions and protests after the "Arab Spring," reports Business Insider

Authorities believe that the fires that have sparked this recent outburst of violence were started by Tunisians who did not want to be sent home.

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