Several thousand demonstrators marched on Saturday in Paris alongside the undocumented migrants, to demand a wave of regularization and a government gesture for foreign workers, on the front line during the health crisis.
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I am 42 years old, I don't have enough food every day because I can't work.
It must change, the government must listen to us
, ”pleaded in the procession Samba (changed name), a Senegalese.
The march, supported by the Federation of Associations of Solidarity with All Immigrants (Fasti), left around 2:00 p.m. from Place de la République in the direction of the Church of the Holy Trinity in the 9th arrondissement, noted a journalist from AFP.
It was initially supposed to end in front of the Elysee Palace, but the Prefecture of Police banned this route on Monday.
This act 3 changed a lot of things, because it was very followed.
If today a delegation is not received by Macron, it will continue
", estimates Denis Godard, activist of Solidaires, announcing a forthcoming"
"We are poorly paid"
The first two mobilizations had gathered several thousand people in Paris, on May 30 and June 20.
The organizers demand, in addition to the regularization of undocumented migrants, the closure of administrative detention centers and "
housing for all
Saturday's demonstration is also the point of arrival of the “
March of Solidarity
”, a journey of hundreds of undocumented migrants, who started on September 19 from many cities in France such as Marseille, Montpellier and Rennes.
On the road, it went well, we were well received, except in a village where we could not sleep and we had to spend the night in the forest
", testified Souleymane, 34-year-old Malian. , left on October 2 from Strasbourg.
I work from time to time in restaurants, construction, cleaning, under aliases (with someone else's papers).
But we are really tired, because even during the confinement, who worked?
And in addition, we are poorly paid,
The government instructed the prefects in mid-September to speed up and facilitate the naturalization of foreign nationals who mobilized "
on the front line
" during the epidemic.
It is estimated that between 300,000 and 600,000 the number of illegal immigrants in France.