In Paris police started evacuating hundreds of migrants from a tent camp near a major train station and tourist area – a patch of increasingly crowded pavement that has become a symbol of Europe’s struggle in facing a surge of migrants.
The migrants, mostly from East Africa, took agonizing journeys to arrive in the French capital but now find themselves in legal limbo, with no job and apartment opportunities. They have been living near the Eurostar train tracks to Britain, below an elevated metro line, for months. The migrants’ destination wasn’t immediately clear. Social worker Bruno Morel of aid group Emmaus said some ща them will be taken to centers for asylum-seekers.