" broke out at the administrative detention center (CRA) of Mesnil-Amelot (Seine-et-Marne) during which three people detained escaped during the night from Wednesday to Thursday, AFP learned from a source policewoman and with Cimade.
Several trapped foreigners tried to escape between 11:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m.
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Two people were injured "
" in the head, one falling from a roof and the other with a branch, said a police source. “
For several days, people detained have been trying to escape. The situation is tense,
”Mathilde Godoy, Ile-de-France manager of Cimade, an association supporting migrants and refugees, with an on-site branch, told AFP.
The CRA du Mesnil-Amelot is the largest in France, located just a few hundred meters from the runways at Roissy airport.
On January 20, in this CRA in Seine-et-Marne, foreigners started a fire to protest against a court decision keeping them in detention because they had refused a PCR test, necessary for their expulsion from French territory.
For several months, migrants have refused testing for the coronavirus in order to avoid deportation.
In February, Senator EELV Esther Benbassa made a surprise visit to this CRA and denounced the conditions of detention of foreigners, calling for the abolition of these centers.