A large group of African migrants in Paris stormed and occupied the asylum camp established to house Ukrainian refugees fleeing from their war torn country. The group of protestors organised by the activist group “Collectif La Chapelle Debout” demanded “residency rights and housing for all.”
In June, around 80 places made available to Ukrainian refugees were stormed by African migrants. Video footage of one of the occupying movements was released on Thursday, showing a large group of African men storming the camp that houses Ukrainian refugees, packing the venue and making demands on a megaphone.
The organisers of the protest argued that the Ukrainian refugees are receiving preferential treatment, provided housing and resources, while the African migrants were left behind. On their social media post, the “Collectif La Chapelle Debout” highlighted that the aid for Ukrainian refugees in Paris is clearly on racist and supremacist grounds.
Occupation du centre d’accueil du parc des expositions de Versailles le 17 juillet par le collectif La Chapelle debout ! et les habitants de l’ambassade des immigrés.— La Chapelle Debout ! (@chapelledebout) July 21, 2022
Merci à Cass Ferrario pour les images et le montage.
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