They camped in the middle of Paris

They camped in the middle of Paris



They camped in the middle of Paris

Irregular migrants set up camp in the middle of Paris to show their reaction to the government

In France, irregular migrants, mostly Afghans, including children and women, set up camp in the heart of the capital Paris to make their voices heard by the government about their poor conditions.
As part of the “night of solidarity” led by many associations, irregular migrants came to Paris’s Republique Square and reacted to the government because of the bad conditions they were in.
Most of the irregular migrants who camp in the square are Afghans, women and children.
Reza Jafari, chairman of the Afghanistan Children Association and a member of the “Requisitions” collective that works on irregular immigrants, told Anadolu Agency (AA), “Immigrants and associations made this action to make their situation visible in Paris.” (Paris Police Chief) Didier Lallement they can only set up a tent around Paris because they forbid them to set up. Tonight we wanted to make the invisible visible. he spoke.
Stating that this night is a night of solidarity, Jafari stated that the Paris Municipality conducted a study to determine the number of people living on the streets tonight and that they set up camp in the square to make their work easier.
Recalling that irregular migrants set up camp in this square in November 2020, Jafari said, “It was a very bad past and it was violent. These immigrants are not afraid of the police. They struggle to survive under the bridges every day and every night. “He does not hesitate to use pepper spray.”
Stating that irregular migrants have applied for asylum, Jafari noted that the basic right of immigrants is to have a place to stay, but this has not happened. “It is unacceptable for families to stay under bridges in a country of human rights,” Jafari said. made his comment.
Referring to police violence against irregular immigrants, Jafari said: “Police violence has decreased a little since November because they are paying much more attention. Last time (police violence) was filmed and published almost everywhere in the world. The image of France and especially Paris. (Police) They pay more attention, but when they are under bridges and there are no cameras, they do not hesitate to use tear gas and beat people with truncheons. (Police) even spray tear gas on quilts to prevent migrants from using them. “
Jafari stated that they tried to publicize the situation of irregular migrants through social media, but they had to do such actions from time to time. Emphasizing that irregular migrants are subjected to injustice, Jafari said that they carried out this action with the demand of irregular migrants and they were worried about the police redistributing the camp. said.
Stating that many hotels, accommodation centers and gyms in Paris are suitable for immigrants, but Lallement does not approve, Jafari said, “There may be a violent evacuation like last time. Fortunately you are here to view the police violence. Fortunately other journalists are here. According to him, it’s better to be exposed to it overnight than to be mistreated under bridges every day. ” used the expression.
On the night of November 24, 2020 in Paris, the capital of France, the police threw out nearly 500 refugees, most of whom were Afghan, who set up tents in Republique Square and intervened with tear gas. The Ministry of Interior announced that an investigation was launched after the images of the police and gendarmerie who used violence against journalists in the field became the agenda. Many journalists, activists and politicians also expressed their support for asylum seekers and condemned police violence.


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