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Police evacuate migrant families from Paris sidewalks

Police and city officials are evacuating hundreds of migrants who have been living on the streets of northern Paris for weeks.

Published: 16th September 2016 01:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th September 2016 01:13 PM   |  A+A-

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French Police officers evacuate migrants from a make shift camp in Paris, Friday, Aug.19, 2016. | AP

By AP

PARIS: Police and city officials are evacuating hundreds of migrants who have been living on the streets of northern Paris for weeks, the latest of a string of attempts to find solutions for France's migrants.

City Hall said two operations were carried out Friday morning on a stretch of pavement underneath an elevated metro line not far from the Montmartre neighborhood. Women and children were transported to temporary shelters, while the men are still being evacuated, according to a City Hall official.

France-Info radio said the site housed at least 1,500 migrants from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Sudan and elsewhere.

Paris authorities have carried out several similar operations this year in the same area. The mayor says several dozen migrants arrive every day and is planning a reception center for migrants nearby.

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