BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 A.M.) – Footage, captured on Tuesday, shows the Libyan Coast Guard shooting into the air, close to a boat operated by Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms.

The images were provided by Proactiva Open Arms, who maintain that they were 13 miles (20.9 km) from the Libyan coast at the time.

Proactiva Open Arms picks up migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea in overcrowded inflatable boats.

The Libyan Coast Guard receives funding support from Italy and the EU.

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Pro-activa is in cahoots with human traffickeers, nearly all the people trying to cross do not come from countries at war. And even those that do, let’s say Syria, why aren’t those young men fighting?

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Irony. Africans protect us from Africans.

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For more then tow years the British Navy has been sharing the same sites with the people traffickers on Sicily. Many so called NGO’s are in the area who are picking up Migrants as soon as they are dispatched from US Al Qaeda run Tripoli, instead of waiting until they are in a sinking predicament. The British Navy has for some time been returning any boats from Traffickers they pick up back to the traffickers to ship more Migrants. This has CREATED a mass market for Migrant smugglers who extort a lot of money from the Migrants to ship them… Read more »
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