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

October 31, 2011

Maison des roms in Paris firebombed, 24/10/11

Filed under: France — twentyonemiles @ 4:22 pm

On 24th October the Maison des Roms in the 20th arrondissement of Paris – a warehouse owned by the Mairie de Paris which has been squatted for almost a year by around 100 Roma including children and elderly people – was burned down after a firebomb attack. Fortunately there were no fatalities; one passer-by was taken to hospital.

The attack came two days after a demonstration in the neighbourhood where some demonstrators proclaimed “we are going to burn everything!”. Le Collectif contre la xénophobie has denounced the attack and demanded that the authorities make every effort to find the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

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