Roma evictions: more than 2,000 removed from camps this summer


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Close to 200 people evicted from a camp in Saint-Priest, in the Rhône département in east central France, on August 28th; roughly 80 the night before in the Paris suburb of Évry; nine families the night before that in central Lyon: despite an inter-ministerial meeting held on August 22nd to figure out how to handle the illegal camps, the evictions of Roma gypsies continue apace – without, so far, any alternative in the form of viable rehousing solutions. They have gone on all summer, peaking between late July and early August.