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Bobigny: a hundred Roma evacuated from Bergère park


A hundred Roma were expelled from Bergère Park on Tuesday morning. They had left under the same conditions a camp of the

Cristi Raducanu had to leave his job in an emergency this morning: “I was not aware that today was the evacuation.

We didn't know anything.

Everyone is outraged,” he says.

With his wife and children, 5 and 4 years old, like a hundred people, they were expelled by the police this Tuesday morning from their camp in the Parc de la Bergère, not far from the Canal de l'Ourcq, in Bobigny (Seine-Saint-Denis).

A few hundred police officers were mobilized on the operation.

Cristi, 27, picked up his two children from their school in Bobigny, heading to a hotel in Seine-et-Marne.

“There were a lot of police, some on horses.

The police closed the streets.

People left.

A few families went to hotels.

But it's for three days.

Afterwards we will find ourselves on the street”, fears this father who had already experienced another evacuation last May.

“We had a cabin that we had arranged well, with warmth.

We had a small kitchen, ”he laments.

To thwart this evacuation, a legal battle had started between the occupants of the camp and the department, owner of the park.

An order from the judge in chambers of the administrative court (TA) of Montreuil was pronounced on November 18.

They had been asked to leave the premises on November 23.

The Roma had held firm.

Supported by the Voice of the Roma, they had seized the European Court of Human Rights.

The ECHR had obtained an interim measure suspending the evacuation by the State of the slum of Bobigny.

“They consider themselves Balbynians”

Following this, a new referral to the TA was made to request a review.

On December 19, the administrative court confirmed the previous judgment but asked the department to find accommodation solutions.

The prefecture therefore waited for the new year to give the green light.

"The operations took place calmly", indicates the department of Seine-Saint-Denis, which specifies having "supported an isolated woman with a child under three years old".

The DRIHL (Interdepartmental Directorate for Accommodation and Housing) managed the emergency accommodation.

In Bobigny, the Roma had found a fervent ally in the person of Yasmina Chalois, president of the local residents' collective Les Amis de la Folie and of the Adezivv association which brings together companies in the Vignes industrial zone, where these Roma: “We knew it was going to happen at any time.

The police gave them an hour to leave.

I worry about where they will go.

They tell me they consider themselves Balbynians because their children were born here and they want to stay.


The site emptied of its residents is intended to become an ecological swimming pool by 2026. Work has been postponed due to the occupation.

But, adds the department, “the evacuation was first justified by the dangerousness of the site.

It was unsuitable for sanitary purposes and the presence of electrical connections could constitute a danger”.

Source: leparis

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