When the 22 year old Gambian immigrant Pateh Sabally was drowning in the biggest canal of Venice, people where shouting and yelling things like ‘go home’. People where filming how he slowly was drowning, but nobody jumped in to save him.
The immigrant would want to commit suicide by jumping into water. Lifebuoys were thrown at him, but he grabbed none of them. People along the side called include: “he’s stupid. He wants to die”. And “let him die”. Moments later police found the body of Pateh dead at the side of the canal. Despite the shocking images that Italian media have spread there is little fuss in Italy
The police launched an investigation into the death of the immigrant.