A protest erupted inside the Safi detention centre yesterday. The police were called in to control the protest by a number of migrants rescued from the Mediterranean in recent weeks that are currently being kept at the detention centre as most of them await relocation to other EU member states as part of relocation agreements negotiated by the European Commission.

A police spokesperson confirmed that incident took place at roughly 10:30pm last night and said that the situation was quickly brought under control.   It has been reported that around 300 migrants took part in the protest, asking to be released from the detention centre.

The police eventually entered the detention centre at 12:30am after which the protest appears to have subsided. The police were reported to have left the centre at 2am.