Seine-Saint-Denis : Aubervilliers, a vast camp for migrants evacuated - The Point

On the morning of Wednesday 29 July, the forces of order, leaving the vast encampment of migrants located at the edge of the canal Saint-Denis in Aubervilliers

Seine-Saint-Denis : Aubervilliers, a vast camp for migrants evacuated - The Point

On the morning of Wednesday 29 July, the forces of order, leaving the vast encampment of migrants located at the edge of the canal Saint-Denis in Aubervilliers (Seine-Saint-Denis) where more than 1 500 people were gradually installed in recent weeks. The operation of the evacuation and sheltering of migrants to different accommodation centres and gyms in Ile-de-France began shortly after 6 p.m. and should conclude at 8 hours, said the prefecture of police, who invoked, in particular the health risk to justify the evacuation.

"This operation is the logical result of all those that we have conducted already since several months ago," he said to the press, the prefect of police of Paris Didier Lallement, present on-site. "I wanted to evacuate the camps, who were in the outskirts of Paris and ensure that the sector as a whole of the police of Paris and the three bordering departments are not grouped in camps," the migrants, he added. At the edge of the canal Saint-Denis, many people were waiting to be taken in charge by bus, noted a journalist of the Agence France-Presse.

800 tents installed

The makeshift camp where more than 800 tents were installed, is mostly made up of men only, originating in the Horn of Africa or Afghanistan. Many are previously passed through to other camps in Paris, successively dismantled, but who can recreate a little further away, in the north suburb.

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Updated Date: 29 July 2020, 02:33

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