Migrant slums on the streets of Paris are growing following the decision to close the Calais ‘jungle’ camp, forcing authorities to start clearing the areas.
Demolition workers moved into the French capital to clear the streets on Monday, supported by riot police, with some sources estimating up to 3,000 people had set up camp near the Stalingrad Metro station.
“This is an ongoing operation,” a local official said. “The first priority is to determine how many migrants are eligible to go to reception centres and some tents are already being removed from the streets. What is certain us that this entire camp will be gone within days.”
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