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Displacement of crack users in Paris: Anne Hidalgo will seize the ECHR


The Paris police chief has plans to move crack users from northeast Paris to a railway wasteland in Bercy. The mayor of Paris criticizes him for "not taking into account the safety of local residents"

The PS mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo intends to seize the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against the project of the prefect of police to move crack users from the north-east of Paris to a railway wasteland in Bercy.

We are going to seize the ECHR on behalf of the town hall of Paris

” for two reasons, she indicated Thursday January 27 on BFMTV and RMC.

Read alsoIn Paris, prefect and town hall tear themselves apart on “crackland”

The PS candidate in the presidential election criticizes the prefect Didier Lallement for "

failure to take into account the safety of residents and people who live near these places of dealing and consumption

", and of treating drug addicts with an "

unworthy way, which no longer has anything to do with respect for human rights


A third trip in the space of nine months

In a statement released Tuesday evening, the police headquarters said it had, at the request of Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin, identified a place belonging to the SNCF in the 12th arrondissement (south-east) in order to "


" the 150 to 200 crack consumers gathered since the end of September at Porte de La Villette, in the 19th (north-east), in a square on the edge of Seine-Saint-Denis.

The prefect had already dispensed with the agreement of the town hall to transfer these drug addicts from the Jardins d'Eole (18th), where they had been grouped together in May in order to relieve the neighboring district of Stalingrad (19th), to this square.

The new move announced, the third in the space of nine months, must take place "

after the completion of work to install a secure fence

", he said.

The announcement aroused general opposition from elected officials, from the mayor of Paris led by a left-wing coalition, that of Charenton-le-Pont and the department of Val-de-Marne led by the right, and even from the deputy LREM of the Laetitia Avia constituency.

Read alsoA report pinpoints the anti-crack plan in Paris

The town hall of Paris demanded and obtained a meeting on Tuesday with the state services involved with it in the crack plan, which, between 2019 and 2022, mobilized 25 million euros instead of the nine million initially planned.

This money made it possible to house 450 drug addicts without providing a lasting solution to their wandering, which is synonymous with major nuisance and sometimes violence for local residents.

Source: lefigaro

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