TWENTYONEMILES: Migrant struggles and resistance in Belgium, France and Switzerland

September 13, 2010

Arson at Afghan refugee camp in Cherbourg, 12/09/10

Filed under: France, sans-papiers — twentyonemiles @ 3:13 pm

In the early evening of Sunday 12th September several fires were started at a makeshift refugee camp near Cherbourg where around 30 Afgahn refugees were staying. 9 of the 13 tents there were destroyed. The refugees have been rehoused temporarily in some hotels in Cherbourg whilst an investigation has been started. The state prosecutor has said that the fires were “clearly deliberate”.


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