Like many of Italy's poor, 51-year-old Elvio has had enough. And the unemployed construction worker thinks he knows who to blame.
Born and raised in a rundown suburb of Rome where residents last week laid violent siege to a holding centre for asylum seekers, Elvio belongs to a strata of Italian society whose frustration is beginning to boil over after years of falling incomes, employment and hope.
And with the country struggling to cope with an influx of tens of thousands of migrants fleeing conflict and poverty in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, that anger increasingly has a focus.
"Even God has abandoned us," said Elvio, leaning on a bar in Tor Sapienza, a district on the eastern edge of Rome.
With numerous abandoned properties, some of which have been squatted by illegal immigrants, the "quartiere" has certainly seen better days.
Italian residents of Rome's Tor Sapienza neighborhood stand near a refugee facility which has at …
The number of non-Italians living here is higher than in other parts of the capital.
Yet it is worlds away from the bleak housing estates that dot the peripheries of cities like Paris or London and, to outsiders, last week's eruption of anger could easily appear rooted in ugly xenophobia.
"I'm not racist, but..." has become a recurring refrain as people like Elvio vent widely-held beliefs that immigrants get special treatment from the state and are responsible for increasing crime.
"We are the poorest neighbourhood of Rome but we have so many of them," Elvio said.
"We are told they are Eritreans, but the war in Eritrea (a former Italian colony) has been finished for a long time.
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