The police dismantled on Wednesday a camp where several hundred people lived, located in a field in Grande-Synthe (North), we learned from associations and the North prefecture, confirming information from The voice of the North.
This dismantling, "with the assistance of the public force", was decided in application "of the decision of the judicial court of Dunkirk ordering the eviction of the occupants without right or title of so-called Moret farm plots", indicated the prefecture. to AFP.
According to her, 118 people were "taken to safety".
Grande-Synthe, this morning.
Lots of children and no explanation from the state for those there.
The field is plowed to prevent a tent from being re-installed.
Always and again harass these people who try to cross into England.
- Utopia 56 (@ Utopia_56) October 13, 2021
"All of the people have been evacuated, that is to say more than 1,000 people" and most of them "are still in Grande-Synthe, on a former camp" about 300 meters away, told AFP Marie Chapelle, coordinator of the association of aid to migrants Utopia 56. According to her, the field where these migrants, mainly Kurds, were settled, is "plowed to prevent them from resettling".
“It's scandalous, it's harassment.
It's trying to exhaust people without offering suitable solutions, ”Marie Chapelle protested.
“We can't understand.
Why pick it all up and push them aside?
What's the point ?
At one time, at least, they pretended to put everyone in the shelter, there, there are not even enough places ”, lamented Claire Millot of the association Salam.
In a press release dated Monday, in which he accused the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin of having "hidden" the migrant camps of Grande-Synthe when he came to the coast on Saturday, the mayor of the city, Martial Beyaert , pleaded for the opening of reception centers on the coast.
"These places of refuge necessary on the eve of winter would firstly allow the exiles to live in dignified conditions, but also to get out of the grip of the smugglers," said the city councilor, also asking the State to " keep the commitment made ”as to“ the distribution of meals ”.