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

October 25, 2010

Another eviction of Roma in Montreuil last week

Filed under: France, sans-papiers — twentyonemiles @ 7:27 pm

On Wednesday 20th October, the mayor Dominque Voynet evicted a squat occupied by several Roma families in Montreuil, east of Paris, two weeks after cutting their water supply. The squat, in place de la Fraternité in bas-Montreuil, had been there for several years and was supported by the majority of the neighbours. Voynet claimed that she was preempting the prefecture which was going to evict them in the coming days in any case. The police took the families to a house in rue Pierre de Montreuil on the other side of town, thus continuing, according to the Collectif contre la xénophobie, a plan of “ethnic cleansing” of bas-Montreuil. Scores of Roma remain on the streets of Montreuil thanks to the evictions of recent weeks.

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