A migrant washes her baby at a makeshift camp in Via Cupa (Gloomy Street) in downtown Rome, Italy, August 1, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi/File Photo
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An estimated 60,000 migrants have slept there over the past 12 months and volunteers said about 300 migrants spent the night in Via Cupa, which means Gloomy Street in English, on Thursday.Police moved in after dawn, rounding up dozens of people for identification. The state provides shelter to about 160,000 asylum seekers -- eight times more than it did in 2013 -- in centres up and down the country, but there are no state-funded shelters for migrants in transit.While police have cleared migrants out of Gloomy Street on several occasions in the past, they have always left the camp itself intact.
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