Police accused of 'inhumane' treatment to Paris migrants


As winter bites in the French capital, three humanitarian associations allege the police have been harassing migrants on the streets of Paris and in some cases tear-gassing them as they queue at the refugee centre. And following the destruction of the so-called Jungle migrant camp in Calais, a local association says remaining migrants there are also suffering harassment. Carine Fouteau interviewed Corinne Torre of Médecins Sans Frontières to find out more.

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In the northern neighbourhoods of Paris, migrants who sleep rough by night and queue for a place at the overwhelmed refugee centre by day have had to face yet another danger in their perilous quest for safety – from the French police. Officers have been taking away their bedding, using tear gas on people in the queue at the slightest provocation and preventing weary migrants from sitting on the ground, according to three humanitarian aid associations.