2010 Rosarno featured briefly in the media. Italian teenagers shot an African harvest workers with an air rifle. Following this event, about 2000 African seasonal workers demonstrated against discrimination and for better working conditions. Violent clashes ensued, and the Africans were driven out of the city overnight. Video surveillance of the city later proved that violence and vandalism was committed by the locals and not by the migrants. The uprising did not change working conditions for the better. Nevertheless, many of the migrants returned shortly afterwards.