[Ed. – According to the citizens, they’re all for bringing in migrants. Just not in THEIR town. Very French.]
Locals in a town in south-west France have built a wall around the entrance to a disused hotel to stop it from being turned into a migrant centre.
According to the group who organised the action, a few dozen residents worked under the cover of darkness to construct the 18 metre long, 1.8 metre high wall to bar access to the former Formule 1 hotel in Séméac.
Protesters said that local authorities had failed to consult residents of the plan to house up to 85 migrants in the disused building, and slammed its location “in a residential area”.
Laurent Teixeira, a spokesman for the group, told AFP: “We not against taking in migrants. But you have to take account of the citizens.”