Just as temperatures are dropping below freezing in France, police violence against migrants in Paris has intensified. Migrants are being forced to give up their blankets and quilts, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and the local association P’tis déj à Flandres report. Sleeping bags are thrown into the trash, say P’tits Dej à Fandres volunteers, leaving people without any protection against below-zero night temperatures. Eight migrants have already been treated for hypothermia in two weeks, says MFS.
January 13, 2017