Thousands of protesters demonstrating in support of the Muslim illegal invaders met for the second straight night at the iconic Place de la Republique in Paris on Tuesday. Police used tear gas to drive out the squatters and decried it as an “illegal occupation of public space.” Protesters called it the “brutal dispersal of ‘migrant’ camp by police.”
France24 (h/t Martin) French authorities on Tuesday ordered an investigation into the forceful removal by police of a camp of Muslim freeloaders pretending to be refugees in central Paris that prompted outrage over the “brutal” tactics used.
Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said he had agreed to a proposal by the Paris police chief to immediately refer the issue to the National Police Inspectorate General (IGPN), which investigates officers’ conduct.
Officers used tear gas to dismantle the Paris camp, which was set up to protest against earlier forced evacuations of hundreds of illegal invaders from other camps.
Volunteers had helped set up about 500 blue tents at Place de la République that were quickly filled by migrants, the majority from Afghanistan. Police arrived shortly afterwards to remove the tents, sometimes with people still inside, in the face of protests from migrants and jeers from activists.
“They are too violent,” said Shahbuddin, a 34-year-old Afghan, crying after being evicted. “We just want a roof.” (Then go back where you came from – Afghanistan, Somalia, etc)
Police later used tear gas and rough tactics, with videos posted on social media showing one officer tripping a man as he ran, and another officer slamming into a man who tried to intervene.
The controversy comes a week after migrants were evacuated from makeshift shelters in the northern suburb of Saint-Denis, including some who were provided with alternative shelter.
“The state has made a lamentable show,” Ian Brossat, a Paris deputy mayor in charge of housing, told AFP. CFDT trade union chief Laurent Berger told France 2 TV that the actions of the police were “scandalous and astounding”.
“People occupy a square peacefully with tents, simply because they have a housing problem, they are not harming anyone. And there is this intervention which is totally disproportionate,” he said.
Fires were started in clashes with police by a mob of far-left agitators and Muslim invaders in Paris:
Paris’s Socialist mayor Anne Hidalgo wrote a letter to Darmanin denouncing the “brutal and disproportionate use of force” by the security forces, which she said was “unfortunately not without precedent” in the city.
Darmanin said he had asked for a report from Paris police chief Didier Lallement by midday and would take decisions based on its findings. “Some images of the dispersal of the illegal migrant camp on Place de la République are shocking,” he wrote on Twitter.
Paris is a key stop-off point on the European Muslim invader route with thousands passing through, often heading to England. Encampments repeatedly sprout up around the city only to be torn down by the police.
The latest camp removal came as the government is pushing a security law through parliament that would restrict the publication of photos or videos of police officers’ faces – the lower house is due to vote on it later on Tuesday.