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France: Paris mayor visits Millennium migrant camp following eviction02:21

France: Paris mayor visits Millennium migrant camp following eviction

France, Paris
May 30, 2018 at 08:16 GMT -00:00 · Published

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo spoke to journalists following the clearing of the Millennium migrant camp, at the location of the camp site in the French capital on Wednesday.

French authorities were seen cordoning off and clearing up the camp after the eviction of at least 1,600 migrants.

Hidalgo said that 40 percent of the camp's evicted inhabitants would be sheltered in gyms inside Paris.

The camp's inhabitants lived in makeshift tents on the banks of the Canal Saint-Denis, in the north-east of the French capital. According to media reports, the camp's inhabitants mostly came from countries in the Horn of Africa.

France: Paris mayor visits Millennium migrant camp following eviction02:21
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Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo spoke to journalists following the clearing of the Millennium migrant camp, at the location of the camp site in the French capital on Wednesday.

French authorities were seen cordoning off and clearing up the camp after the eviction of at least 1,600 migrants.

Hidalgo said that 40 percent of the camp's evicted inhabitants would be sheltered in gyms inside Paris.

The camp's inhabitants lived in makeshift tents on the banks of the Canal Saint-Denis, in the north-east of the French capital. According to media reports, the camp's inhabitants mostly came from countries in the Horn of Africa.

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