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France: Thousands of pro-refugee activists march through Paris01:42

France: Thousands of pro-refugee activists march through Paris

France, Paris
December 19, 2015 at 20:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of demonstrators marched through Paris, Saturday, to show their support for refugees and migrants one day after International Migrants Day.

During the march activists carried banners with messages including "Papers and homes for all" and "Migrants - This change is urgent. Papers for all." The protest ended on the Place de la Republique, a traditional location for demonstrations in the French capital.

Minor clashes broke out at the last pro-refugee demonstration in Paris on November 22 after activists defied a ban on public demonstrations put in place following the attacks on the French capital. As a result a large number of police were on hand at Saturday's march but no incidents were reported and the event remained peaceful.

France: Thousands of pro-refugee activists march through Paris01:42
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Thousands of demonstrators marched through Paris, Saturday, to show their support for refugees and migrants one day after International Migrants Day.

During the march activists carried banners with messages including "Papers and homes for all" and "Migrants - This change is urgent. Papers for all." The protest ended on the Place de la Republique, a traditional location for demonstrations in the French capital.

Minor clashes broke out at the last pro-refugee demonstration in Paris on November 22 after activists defied a ban on public demonstrations put in place following the attacks on the French capital. As a result a large number of police were on hand at Saturday's march but no incidents were reported and the event remained peaceful.

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