Paris is destroying ANOTHER migrant camp near the city’s Eurostar station
Paris is destroying ANOTHER migrant camp, with 1500 people – many think they are planning to enter Britain – have been removed from the Eurostar station of the city before dawn
- The police have cleaned up to 1500 migrants from a large camp in northern Paris
- 600 officers took part in an operation to empty the camp early on Thursday
- Migrants are given temporary accommodation and the opportunity to apply for asylum
- The camp was located under the A1 motorway, which leads to Calais, and close to the Eurostar track, while hundreds of migrants try to find their way to Britain
Up to 1500 migrants, including hundreds trying to come to Britain, have been evicted from an illegal camp in Paris.
In the early hours of Thursday, around 600 police officers were involved in the operation, close to the Gare du Nord station.
& # 39; The operation started just before dawn, and women and children were among the bachelor & # 39 ;, said a source from the local government.
Up to 1500 migrants were cleared by hundreds of police officers from a camp in the center of Paris in the early hours of Thursday
Children were among those who entered the camp at La Chapelle, in the north of the city, and on buses so that they could be taken to temporary accommodation
Hundreds of people living in the camp were thought to reach Britain because they lived next to the Eurostar lines and under a highway that led to Calais
Everyone who lives in the filthy camp gets shelter in nearby gyms and community centers, as well as the opportunity to request asylum in France
& # 39; Their illegal camp in La Chapelle was a threat to public health and not a safe place for someone to live in.
& # 39; All those evacuated were placed in coaches and taken to gyms and other centers nearby or in other parts of France. & # 39;
The source added: & # 39; There was no resistance from those who told them to leave & # 39 ;, adding that they came from African countries such as Eritrea, but also from Afghanistan and Syria.
He said they would all receive temporary accommodation, as well as the opportunity to apply for asylum in France.
Their camp in Paris – with tents and bivouacs – was built alongside rail lines to the UK and the A1 motorway that leads to Calais.
Hundreds of people staying at the camp think they want to reach Britain, and are willing to pay people smugglers to take them on the last leg of the journey hidden behind trucks or in cars.
Some also try to board the train on their way to Great Britain.
The camp was located under the A1 motorway leading to Calais and is used by traffickers to help migrants reach the UK
Police said the La Chapelle camp was unsafe and unsanitary and there was no resistance among those who were cleared
Police chiefs said this was the 59th operation to evacuate a migrant camp in Paris since 2015, when Europe saw an influx of asylum seekers from the Middle East and Africa
Parisian police prefect Didier Lallement said on the spot: & I will no longer tolerate these installations by the side of the road here or in other public places in Paris. & # 39;
Images of the operation were posted on social media by the human rights organization Info Migrants Francais (news about French migrants).
In 2016, a huge illegal camp in Calais, known as & # 39; The Jungle & # 39 ;, was burned down and about 8,000 British migrants & # 39; evacuated & # 39 ;.
It had become a magnet for people all over the world who wanted to apply for asylum in Britain.
Today's operation was the 59th of its kind in Paris since the end of 2015 and the regional prefect Michel Cadot promised that there would be many more.
The evacuation of the La Chapelle camp comes three years after the famous Jungle camp near Calais was evacuated by the French police
Migrants are evacuated early Thursday by a police from a camp in northern Paris
Police said the migrants in the camp had come from North Africa, but also from the Middle East, such as Afghanistan and Iraq
He said that a similar camp had been built alongside the Porte d & # 39; Aubervilliers exit of the Paris ring road and & # 39; in the coming weeks & # 39; would be destroyed.
On Wednesday, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced much tougher measures against migrants traveling through France illegally.
He said that camps would be closed and that it would be harder for migrants to access non-urgent health care in the country.
Many in France believe that migrants are urgently trying to come to the UK before Brexit makes it harder to enter Britain.
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