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  • Officials had been expecting to move out 1,600 migrants, but according to Francois Ravier, a senior official with the Paris region prefecture, "at least 2,800" people were involved.

    Officials had been expecting to move out 1,600 migrants, but according to Francois Ravier, a senior official with the Paris region prefecture, "at least 2,800" people were involved. | Photo: AFP

  • Migrants and asylum-seekers by a railway bridge located around an aid centre set up in the Porte de la Chapelle area last November.

    Migrants and asylum-seekers by a railway bridge located around an aid centre set up in the Porte de la Chapelle area last November. | Photo: AFP

  • Authorities claimed that the makeshift housing presented "serious risks for the security and health of their occupants as well as neighborhood resident"s.

    Authorities claimed that the makeshift housing presented "serious risks for the security and health of their occupants as well as neighborhood resident"s. | Photo: AFP

  • However, associations helping migrants have denounced a constant harrassment from the part of French authorities, as they would even steal their blankets in the middle of the winter.

    However, associations helping migrants have denounced a constant harrassment from the part of French authorities, as they would even steal their blankets in the middle of the winter.

  • In Paris, authorities recently closed a large makeshift camp and have announced a zero-tolerance policy against roadside shelters, which is being enforced through an increased police presence and fences covering many parts of the city.

    In Paris, authorities recently closed a large makeshift camp and have announced a zero-tolerance policy against roadside shelters, which is being enforced through an increased police presence and fences covering many parts of the city. | Photo: AFP

  • The forced closure of migrant camps such as the notorious “Jungle” in Calais earlier in October have led to the influx of migrants into the French capital.

    The forced closure of migrant camps such as the notorious “Jungle” in Calais earlier in October have led to the influx of migrants into the French capital. | Photo: Reuters

  • With only one reception center, hundreds of migrants are being forced to sleep on the streets, where they are now forced to withstand constant police harassment.

    With only one reception center, hundreds of migrants are being forced to sleep on the streets, where they are now forced to withstand constant police harassment. | Photo: Reuters

  • Friday

    Friday's evacuation was the 34th to take place in Paris in the last two years. | Photo: Reuters

  • The previous operation was on May 9, when more than 1,600 migrants were moved out from the same area.

    The previous operation was on May 9, when more than 1,600 migrants were moved out from the same area. | Photo: Reuters

Police have moved more than 2,000 refugees and migrants off the streets of Paris, where they had been sleeping rough for weeks in makeshift conditions.

Riot officers watched the refugees as they were bussed to temporary shelters on Friday morning.

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