On Thursday afternoon, French authorities began moving migrants via an illegal campsite in northern Paris’ Porte d’Aubervilliers.
This operation has been started shortly before seven a.m. and was able to maneuver 500 from those 2,000 people sleeping there in tents and improvised shelters.
Local authorities said in a statement that this surgery didn’t contain”dismantling” the illegal camp, instead, they’re putting vulnerable people such as households, isolated women and kids to a safer location to”ensure [their] security”
Police forces were also present to oversee the performance, in addition to a French nonprofit organization for asylum seekers, France Terre d’Asile. Migrants got into buses which would induce them to sports halls and lands.
France 3 journalist Morgan Prevost tweeted: “500 individuals have been sheltered this afternoon. An under-sized operation with this particular camp that counts over 2,000 individuals in line with the institutions.”
An effort to evacuate this particular campsite had to be canceled a week,” because of a massive audience mobilization” French authorities said.
Paris is regarded among the most significant destinations for refugees in France because Calais’ migrant camp closed in 2016. Local governments needed to bribe several illegal campsites then, but others shortly appeared in various locations.
By Paris police headquarters, it worried 1,611 migrants and 600 policemen were mobilized, alongside 60 associates out of volunteer institutions.