This evacuation “disguises an obstacle to the freedom to demonstrate”, denounced the association Utopia 56, which had installed this camp in order to alert the situation of young migrants to the street.
The police evacuated, Friday, September 23 in the morning, a camp bringing together a hundred unaccompanied foreign minors, installed since the end of May Place de la Bastille, in Paris, announced the prefecture of police, which highlights “public health problems”:
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An “scabs epidemic” was noted in this camp installed by the Association for Aid to Migrants Utopia 56 Paris, the police headquarters said in a statement, evoking a “public order”. The situation put in “danger not only the occupants of the camp, but also the people and residents who pass every day place of the Bastille”, according to the same source.
The authorities therefore ordered the “shelter” of young migrants and chartered buses “to transport them to accommodation places”. They will be offered a treatment for scabies, added the police headquarters.
“an obstacle to the freedom to demonstrate”
This evacuation “disguises an obstacle to the freedom to demonstrate”, denounced the association Utopia 56, which had installed this camp in order to alert the situation of young migrants to the street and to ask for creation specific support and accommodation structures for isolated minors.
Only a case of scabs has been diagnosed with Place de la Bastille, says Utopia 56, for whom the authorities want to “put an end to the visibility [of] dozens of young people that the state forced to the street”.
Some of the young people evacuated Friday from Place de la Bastille are educated, but the prefecture sent them to “adult accommodation in Ile-de-France”, deplores Utopia 56, which announces that they want to bring a “legal appeal” Against this decision:
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