Residents protest after Paris opens migrant reception center

Near Montmartre for about 100 people, 'hadn't been consulted'

29 August, 11:13

    PARIS - Inhabitants of the XVIII arrondissement of Paris, not far from Montmartre, staged a protest on Wednesday morning about the opening of a migrant reception center without consulting them first. The center was scheduled to open in the Rue des Poissonniers in a former gym belonging to the transportation agency RATP and host around 100 migrants. The residents and the mayor of the arrondissement, Eric Lejoindre, say they had not been consulted or warned.
    Lejoindre told Le Parisien that ''I agree with the initiative but there is the need to speak to the inhabitants and organizations'' of the area first. 

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