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“In the heart of winter, public powers should be able to provide shelter for all migrants, as a matter of urgency. Instead, the forces of order confiscate their covers or force them to stay standing in a waiting line for hours, in a ridiculous bid to remove this population in distress from public view. This denial of reality through the use of violence must stop,”

January 9, 2017

RT.COM reports from Paris, France: As homeless migrants struggle to keep warm in below-freezing temperatures in Paris, police are stealing their blankets and dispersing them with tear gas, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has warned, accusing officers of “systematic police violence.”
Officers are also waking migrants up in the middle of the night, harassing them, and prohibiting them from sitting down as they queue for a spot in a shelter in the La Chapelle neighborhood, the charity’s program coordinator, Corinne Torre, told the Independent on Sunday. “In the heart of winter, public powers should be able to provide shelter for all migrants, as a matter of urgency. Instead, the forces of order confiscate their covers or force them to stay standing in a waiting line for hours, in a ridiculous bid to remove this population in distress from public view. This denial of reality through the use of violence must stop,” Torre said.
She went on to state that the organization assisted eight people who had almost reached the point of hypothermia last week.
https://www.rt.com/news/373050-paris-migrants-police-blankets/

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