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France: 200-strong protest in Paris against Calais refugees’ eviction01:07

France: 200-strong protest in Paris against Calais refugees’ eviction

France, Paris
October 25, 2016 at 04:25 GMT -00:00 · Published

Around 200 people protested in front of the French Interior Ministry’s offices in Paris, Monday, to denounce the eviction of refugees from Calais' 'Jungle' camp.

The protesters held banners "Solidarity with the exiles" and "No to evictions" to show their support for refugees and migrants who are facing expulsion from the camp. A heavy police presence was deployed to prevent clashes, but no incidents were reported.

Earlier in the day, thousands of refugees and migrants were evicted from the Calais refugee camp and loaded on to buses for relocation to 300 different refugee centres across France.

The eviction operation, which will involve the removal of some 10,000 refugees and migrants from the site over a three day period, comes after French President Francois Hollande issued a dismantling order for the camp.

France: 200-strong protest in Paris against Calais refugees’ eviction01:07
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Around 200 people protested in front of the French Interior Ministry’s offices in Paris, Monday, to denounce the eviction of refugees from Calais' 'Jungle' camp.

The protesters held banners "Solidarity with the exiles" and "No to evictions" to show their support for refugees and migrants who are facing expulsion from the camp. A heavy police presence was deployed to prevent clashes, but no incidents were reported.

Earlier in the day, thousands of refugees and migrants were evicted from the Calais refugee camp and loaded on to buses for relocation to 300 different refugee centres across France.

The eviction operation, which will involve the removal of some 10,000 refugees and migrants from the site over a three day period, comes after French President Francois Hollande issued a dismantling order for the camp.

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