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Tour de France: demonstration of pro-migrant activists on the arrival of the stage

2022-07-05T16:54:08.941Z

Some activists have loudly displayed their opposition to the migration policy of the city of Pas-de-Calais by alerting to the situation of undocumented migrants.



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“A few tens of meters after the arrival of the fourth stage of the Tour de France in Calais on Tuesday, a dozen activists showed their support for the migrant refugees in the city in front of spectators surprised, often taken aback and sometimes annoyed by this position. which lasted for several long minutes after Wout Van Aert's solo victory.

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We have prepared an action for the Tour de France and alerted to the situation of exiles in the city

", testifies to Le Figaro the spokesperson for these young activists who were pushed back by the police at various entry points located on the outskirts. from the finish line.

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They saw that we were wearing t-shits with messages mentioning the situation at the border

", continues the activist, dismissing any intention of heckling the event as was the case recently at Roland-Garros with an environmental activist.

We didn't want to disrupt the Tour de France, in particular for security reasons, but just to take advantage of the lighting.

The Tour de France is coming to Calais, it is the symbol of a bicycle which can circulate freely everywhere and in a city where the migratory situation is extremely complicated, where people live in camps

, ”insists the student while behind her, the activists displaying the slogans “murderous borders” or “free movement for all” on their T-shirts, changed their refrain to sing loudly “More money, less cops.”

Source: lefigaro

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