Afghan migrants set up ‘protest camp’ at site of Paris terror memorial

Afghan migrants set up ‘protest camp’ at site of Paris terror memorial
Migrants' protest camp in the Place de la Republique. (Image: AP via Daily Mail)

Afghan asylum-seekers have set up a homeless camp at the site of a prominent Paris terror attack memorial in protest at the lack of migrant housing.

The migrants have laid down mattresses and blankets at the busy Place de la Republique in Paris, where tens of thousands held a march of solidarity in the wake of the attacks.

The location of a tribute to those killed on November 13, the area is now been covered in protest signs and debris from the migrants living in the area. …

Meanwhile, Turkish media say 11 migrants – including three children – crossing the Aegean Sea to Greece have drowned after their boat capsized. …

With just days left in 2015, the Geneva-based International Organization for Migrants says more than 1 million asylum-seekers have entered Europe as of Monday. Almost all came by sea, while 3,692 drowned in their attempts..

Continue reading →


Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.

You may use HTML in your comments. Feel free to review the full list of allowed HTML here.