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Calais: more than 500 migrants expelled from an industrial area

2020-07-10T14:18:57.223Z

According to the prefecture of Calais, the illegal occupation of the land caused "serious problems of security, sanitation and tranquility".



State services and the police expelled this Friday, July 10, more than 500 migrants installed in tents in an industrial area of ​​Calais (Pas-de-Calais) and took them to reception or administrative detention. "As part of this operation, new raids were carried out on the site and made it possible to offer the migrant population shelter in various reception and accommodation centers ," the prefecture said in a statement. of Pas-de-Calais. " 519 isolated people, distributed in sixteen buses, were taken care of and transported to centers located in the Hauts-de-France region and other French regions ".

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Thirteen people (families and minors) were referred to accommodation and social rehabilitation centers. Finally, twenty people in an irregular situation were arrested for placement in administrative detention , "she adds. According to the authorities, the occupation of two lands " illegally and prolonged by migrants in the absence of any authorization from the owners ", in the Dunes area, caused " serious problems of security, sanitation and tranquility, especially for local residents located just nearby and around. "

The mayor of Calais had drawn the attention of the state services to these difficulties. The owners of the land concerned have seized the president of the Judicial Court of Boulogne-sur-Mer, "who made two eviction orders on June 10, posted Thursday by bailiff on the occupied land, says the prefecture. " Following the agreement of the Minister of the Interior, " the prefect of Pas-de-Calais " has decided to grant the assistance of the public force in this sector ".

Source: lefigaro

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