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France: Police clear 400 protesters occupying Paris building01:32

France: Police clear 400 protesters occupying Paris building

France, Paris
February 26, 2017 at 22:16 GMT -00:00 · Published

Nearly 400 people were evacuated from a squatted building in Paris on Sunday, after they had occupied the vacant property for two days.

Members from the collective "Our rights against their privileges" occupied the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris building in an attempt to shelter some 200 people in need of housing, as well as to create a political space to protest the upcoming presidential elections.

Upon the arrival of the police some activists attempted to prevent the officers from accessing the site by staging a lie-in.

Loic Canitrot a member of the collective said they were determined not to "wait for politics to come only in the elections. It will also be in the streets and in the mobilizations."

France: Police clear 400 protesters occupying Paris building01:32
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Nearly 400 people were evacuated from a squatted building in Paris on Sunday, after they had occupied the vacant property for two days.

Members from the collective "Our rights against their privileges" occupied the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris building in an attempt to shelter some 200 people in need of housing, as well as to create a political space to protest the upcoming presidential elections.

Upon the arrival of the police some activists attempted to prevent the officers from accessing the site by staging a lie-in.

Loic Canitrot a member of the collective said they were determined not to "wait for politics to come only in the elections. It will also be in the streets and in the mobilizations."

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