Protesters for end of controversial migrant deal between Italy and Libya

Protesters demonstrated in Rome on Wednesday, against the Italian government's renewal of an agreement with Libya to prevent migrants and refugees from reaching European shores.

Part of the deal provides support at centres in northern Africa for those who are caught trying to illegally cross to Europe.

Originally the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the then Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni , and Fayez al-Serraj, Head of the UN-backed Libyan Government of National Accord in February 2017.

However, the demonstrators and NGOs claim human rights are blatantly violated in Libya at the detention centres.

They're calling for the MoU to be revoked.