Photos of an African migrant allegedly resisting arrest by Italian police have since gone viral on social media.
Though the exact story behind the photos remain unconfirmed, the general narrative on social media platforms about them seems to suggest that the African man was resisting deportation by fighting off the local police.
One of the pictures show a well-poised and ready-to-attack African facing it off with two Italian policemen. A second picture show one of the policemen lying on the ground suggesting that he'd been thrown on the ground by the migrant.
The issue of illegal migrants in Italy from Lybia has raged on for many years. Most African trekked long distances and subject themselves to horrifying travel situations as stowaways just to reach Italy.