Paris police clear another makeshift refugee camp

The Paris police have cleared an unapproved street camp, which was home to 2,083 refugees, from a location in the north-east of the capital Paris, Housing Minister Emmanuelle Cosse said Friday.

Some 50 buses were on site to take the refugees to temporary accommodation in the greater Paris area, Le Parisien newspaper reported.

In August, a makeshift camp next to Stalingrad underground station in the north-east of the city was once again cleared by police.

Thousands of refugees, many of them from Africa, have been living on the street in Paris since last year. Repeated efforts by the authorities to clear the street camps and place the refugees in other accommodation have been largely unsuccessful as the camps reappear.

Last update: Fri, 16/09/2016 - 21:08

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