French police begin dismantling migrant camps in Paris
A day after France’s government set out a tougher stance in immigration, French police have begun dismantling two huge migrant tent camps in northern Paris on Thursday.
French police have begun dismantling two huge migrant tent camps, where more than 1000 migrants and refugees had been sleeping in filthy conditions for months, in northern Paris on Thursday.
"I will no longer tolerate these installations by the roadside here or anywhere else on public spaces in Paris, police will maintain a permanent presence in the area in coming weeks to prevent migrants from returning," Paris police prefect Didier Lallement said.
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe made public on Wednesday the closure of tent camps, quotas for migrant workers and restriction on access to non-urgent healthcare for newly arrived asylum seekers.