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    Paris Authorities Evacuate 2,500 Migrants From Camp Near Stalingrad Station

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    Some 2,000 – 2,500 migrants were evacuated from a camp located near the Stalingrad metro station in northern Paris on Monday, according to local media reports.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Authorities launched evacuation of migrants from a makeshift camp located near the Stalingrad metro station in northern Paris on Monday, local media reported.

    The operation started at 8 a.m. local time (07:00 GMT) in the 19th district of Paris, the BFM TV said.

    According to the French broadcaster, the police divide the migrants into two groups with the first group comprised of those who have no official documents for asylum, and the second one — legal asylum seekers.

    French police are seen behind a police cordon at the Rue des Islettes near Barbes-Rochechouart metro station in the north of Paris on January 7, 2016, after police shot a man dead as he was trying to enter a police station
    Some 2,000 – 2,500 migrants are reported to live in the camp.

    In September, forced evacuation resulted in relocating some 1,400 migrants from the camp at the Stalingrad metro station.

    On Saturday, French President Francois Hollande promised to evacuate all the refugee camps in France, following the start of the Calais camp dismantling on October 24.


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