Police evacuate migrant camp near Paris subway station
- 30.03.2016, 13:00,
- World » World. Main
Police have evacuated a few hundred migrants from a makeshift camp near a subway station in northeastern Paris.
The Paris regional administration said the operation Wednesday was peaceful and authorities are relocating the migrants, who had been living beneath elevated train tracks for the past several weeks.
The Paris transit authority closed the Stalingrad metro station during the operation. The area has seen multiple migrant camps in recent years that are periodically cleared out.
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French media reported the residents were primarily from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan and Afghanistan.
France has not seen nearly as many Syrian refugees or other migrants over the past year as Germany or countries farther east, but has experienced tensions around the northern port of Calais, where migrants converge in hopes of crossing to Britain.