French police on Thursday morning carried out an operation to evacuate migrants from two camps-in the Northeast of Paris and in the suburbs of the capital Saint-Denis, according to radio station France Bleu Paris.
The evacuation operation began at about 6.00 local time. About 600 police officers arrived at the scene. The migrants were placed on buses and transported to refugee reception centers and 15 gymnasiums in the capital region. The shelter is primarily intended for families with women and children, of which at least 250.
According to police, according to a document posted on Twitter, there were between 400 and 500 people in the camp in Saint-Denis, and 888 in the Northeast of Paris.
Law enforcement officials said that in the place of residence of migrants, “the sanitary situation has deteriorated” and the criminal situation has become worse.
BFMTV said the migrants included people from Somalia, Afghanistan, Eritrea and Chad who had been living in the camps for several months.