"Let's save our heritage!" proclaims a huge banner on the heights, in front of the castle that dominates the village. Saint-Jean-le-Vieux, in the Ain, will not welcome homeless people in its castle of the twelfth century, listed as a historical monument. Faced with the mobilization of the municipal team, MP Damien Abad and residents, the project for a temporary emergency shelter was finally abandoned last week. "The population of the 115, migrants dislodged from Paris because of the future Olympic Games?" asked the mayor Christian Batailly, denouncing a "unilateral decision". "But what do we do once they are in this somewhat isolated castle, in a rural commune that does not have the medical, educational and social structures to give them a decent and safe welcome?"
Like the mayor of Saint-Jean-le-Vieux, a number of rural elected officials are irritated by "vertical decisions" and are indignant to be "placed before the fact ...
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