Paris dismantles camp housing over 1,000 migrants

Police evict between 1,200 and 1,400 migrants from a makeshift camp in Paris on July 22, 2016Police in Paris on Friday dismantled a tented camp under a railway housing over 1,000 people from Afghanistan and east Africa, part of an ongoing move to clear camps sprouting up around the French capital. The operation in northern Paris was the 26th of its kind over the past year in the city, which is struggling to accommodate asylum seekers. Between 1,200 and 1,400 people, mainly men from Eritrea, Somalia and Afghanistan, had been living in tents or sleeping rough on mattresses on a strip of ground underneath an elevated railway.

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