France: migrants set up camp in front of Paris city hall

Protest action by a hundred families without housing

01 September, 15:13

    (ANSAmed) - PARIS, SEPTEMBER 1 - A hundred migrant families set up a camp Monday evening in the square in front of Paris city hall to call for "dignified" reception and housing. The group of migrants, totaling about 250 people from Somalia, Afghanistan, and the Ivory Coast, set up a hundred tents and spread out sleeping bags in front of the Hotel de Ville. There are at least 60 children among them, as well as 15 pregnant women. The group is reportedly made up of families and single women who live on the streets in the capital city, or in makeshift camps. Mael de Marcellus, Paris coordinator of the Utopia56 association, which spearheaded the initiative, said the migrants "must be housed in a dignified and unconditional way". "We alerted the City of Paris to their situation more than a month ago, and we haven't received answers," de Marcellus said. "It's a symbolic initiative, but the City cannot continue to turn a blind eye," he said.(ANSAmed). (ANSA).

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