In response to growing tensions with England and exile associations, the state used its standard method of dismantling large migrant camps along the north coast of Grande-Synthe on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, November 16, the police started dismantling a camp of around a thousand migrants at Grande-Synthe in North. This was against a background of tension between Paris & London regarding migration and the dispute over exiles’ treatment on the French Coast.
“On my instruction,” the police have begun to evacuate the illegal migrant campment in Grande-Synthe., tweeted Gerald Darmanin (Minister of Interior). “We are grateful to the police and the gendarmes who mobilized, and to the agents from the prefecture in the North who ensured their shelter.”He said so.
According to the North prefecture, the evacuated camp has been declared ” The main “Grande-Synthe is its home. “About one thousand people”. Centers should be reached for migrants “Where have we identified accommodation spots in the north or other regions?”.
According to Martial Beyaert, the socialist mayor of Grande-Synthe and a majority of Kurds, the camp is home to nearly 1,500 people. “We have to find a solution for these people, especially since we are going to arrive in winter. The state prevents them from going to sea and the state prevents them from staying here it’s a vicious circle ”He begged.
The United Kingdom estimates that 22,000 migrants have reached England by small boats since the beginning of the year. The death toll now stands at three and the missing four.
This operation takes place at a time when there are diplomatic tensions between Paris & London over the issue of migration. Gérald Darmanin also spoke on Monday with his British counterpart Priti Patel, but according to his entourage, this dismantling was “Scheduled independently for this date”These exchanges. “It was before”, insiste-t-on.
Tensions between France and England over this issue have been present for several months, but they grew last Friday as the number of illegal crossings reached a record level the day before. 1,185 migrants had made it to the UK. Uni described the situation as“Unacceptable”.
Gérald Darmanin replied on Monday that France had “No lessons can be learned from the British.”. They “Must cease taking us for domestic political punching bags.”CNews was informed by him. “We are neither their collaborators nor their auxiliaries. “
Over the years, migrants have fled to Hauts de France in search of work.
The associations that help them, as well elected officials, constantly decry their treatment. “The State attacks those who have nothing without ever working to the causes.”Anna, the coordinator in Grande-Synthe for Utopia 56, was, for her part, regrettable.
A report was presented Tuesday by a committee of inquiry in parliament on migration. It concludes that “France is suffering from mistreatment” towards migrants on its soil, according to its president, deputy Sébastien Nadot, from the Libertés et Territoires group [rassemblant des élus du centre-gauche et du centre-droit, NDLR].
Calais: Two activists are on hunger strike since Oct 11 to protest the treatment “Inhuman”Reservations for migrants, and demand that dismantling be stopped. In an open letter to the President, the couple in their thirties appealed for a moratorium on dismantling. “Humanity” And at “Power of decisionThe Head of State has once again called for an end of winter break evacuations. “Our life is in our hands”They challenged the president.