Berlusconi visits Lampedusa for mass evacuations

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi visited Lampedusa on Wednesday as ships were readying to evacuate 6,000 migrants from Africa who were exhausting the tiny island's resources. "The 'Free Lampedusa' plan began at midnight," Berlusconi told cheering residents. "In 48-60 hours Lampedusa will be inhabited only by the people of Lampedusa."