A pro-migrant group called the Réquisitions collective organised a large occupation of a Paris park involving around 300 migrants who demanded the French government give them housing.
The occupation of the Villemin garden, located in the 10th district of Paris, began on Sunday and continued into Tuesday, with migrants sleeping in small groups in sleeping bags in various parts of the park.
After being pushed back violently during a demonstration, for the second night, 313 homeless people in exile slept park #Villemin located in the center of Paris. Their fundamental rights are being denied @Prefet75_IDF. Local NGOs are by their side 24h to support with daily basics pic.twitter.com/KTBNWPEfkg
— Utopia 56 (@Utopia_56) June 1, 2021
The occupation was organised by the Réquisitions collective, a group that encompasses serval pro-migrant associations including Droit au Logement (DAL), Utopia 56, and Solidarité migrants Wilson (SMW), European Union-funded website InfoMigrants reports.
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