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Rennes: a hundred migrants occupy a gymnasium in the city

2022-01-15T20:11:29.487Z

A hundred migrants, the majority of whom had been housed for three months in a scout center in the Rennes metropolitan area, occupied a...



A hundred migrants, the majority of whom had been housed for three months in a scout center in the Rennes metropolitan area, occupied a gymnasium in Rennes on Saturday, we learned from an association and the town hall, which is asking that this occupation end "

quickly

".

This afternoon, on the sidelines of a demonstration in support of exiled people, activists occupied the Poterie gymnasium to house migrants there

,” the town hall told AFP, specifying that part of tween them was previously hosted on a site in Thorigné-Fouillard, near Rennes, owned by the Éclaireurs de France.

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"

The occupation of the Poterie gymnasium raises questions about the sheltering of people who until now had more suitable accommodation solutions, even if they were precarious

", according to the same source.

The Rennes municipality, which is asking for this occupation to end “

quickly

”, announced that it had seized the prefecture “

so that solutions can be found as soon as possible for these people

”.

"Do not spend the night and the winter on the street"

According to a press release from the migrant aid association Utopia 56, “

a hundred people, including 42 children, without accommodation, requisition a gymnasium in the city of Rennes so as not to spend the night and the winter. on the street

”.

"

Everything is going well, people are a little anxious but it's hot compared to where we were

," said Yann Manzi, founder of Utopia 56. The Ille-et-Vilaine prefecture said on Saturday morning to assume "

all its responsibilities in respect of the law

".

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The State has requested a precise list of the persons concerned (…).

Depending on each person's administrative situation and vulnerability, the State is in fact ready to find lasting solutions, whether in terms of emergency accommodation, measures dedicated to asylum seekers or the preparation for the return for people who are destined to leave French territory because they do not benefit from a right of residence there

,” the prefecture told AFP.

Every evening, in Ille-et-Vilaine, the State finances the sheltering of 1,450 people, in permanent facilities or in hotels, for an amount which reached more than 10 million euros in 2021.

“, specifies the prefecture.

Source: lefigaro

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