01:39 GMT24 January 2021
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    According to the organisers of the protest, they are demanding the resignation of the prefect of police and the French interior minister, an immediate end to police violence, and unconditional accommodation for immigrants.

    Rallies against France's migration policies continue as hundreds of people gathered in Place de la Republique in the French capital. 

    The protest was organised by undocumented migrants from the Paris region, including the Utopia56 and Solidarite-Migrants Wilson.

    Demonstrators are demanding immediate and decent accommodation for immigrants after police dismantled a camp in Paris's northern suburb of Saint-Denis last week, evacuating some 2,500 refugees and homeless people. Protesters chanted, "Solidarity with undocumented [immigrants]!".

    Protesters were also heard calling for Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin to resign.

    According to a Sputnik correspondent, protesters attempted to initiate a spontaneous demonstration, but were quickly dispersed by police and pushed back to Place de la Republique.

    On Monday, protesters set up tents in central Paris since not all of them were given shelter following the evacuation of the Saint-Denis camp. Some of the tents were later taken away by the migrants themselves, while others were dismantled by police.

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