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Sun Apr 17, 2016, 08:29 PM

 

Ferocious battle at Paris migrant camp

First results of Merkel's mass immigration don't look promising. Cologne, Paris, ..

Riot police were called in to break up a violent clash between hundreds of migrants and a 'vigilante group' near a Paris metro station.
Footage from Stalingrad metro, where more than a thousand migrants have been living rough, showed hundreds of men brawling with metal poles and planks of wood.

Almost 1,000 migrants have arrived in the area in just over a month, many travelling from Calais having crossed the Mediterranean from Africa and the Middle East.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve had earlier announced the removal of the camp in a joint statement with Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, but the migrants returned with makeshift mattresses two weeks later.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3543237/Video-Stalingrad-Metro-Paris-shows-violent-clashes-erupt-migrant-camp.html#ixzz468IlaL5W

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Response to Albertoo (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 11:08 PM

1. This isn't going to end well

and I think we need to rethink how we handle our affairs overseas... like stop making wars and resulting refugees. And Europe is now dealing with what they helped us create... this mess.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 01:33 AM

2. The irony is that it's only Blair who helped create the mess

 

Germany's Schroeder and France's Chirac opposed GW's Iraq War.

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Response to Albertoo (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 05:18 AM

3. The Calais migrants are mostly from Africa's interior, though, not the Middle East

It's a very different situation from the people coming to Germany

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Response to Recursion (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 06:22 AM

4. That is not exactly what I read

 

Introduction to Calais / Introduction a Calais

Since 2009, there have been anywhere from 100 to 4000 migrants in Calais attempting to cross into the UK, with many other communities scattered across the coastline of northern France. People have come from all over the world, from Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Egypt, Syria, Sudan, Palestine, Chad, Eritrea, Iraq, Albania, Senegal, Kurdistan, Libya and Ethiopia with the biggest communities often being those from East Africa and Afghanistan.

https://calaismigrantsolidarity.wordpress.com/introduction-to-calais/

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Response to Albertoo (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 08:46 AM

6. From Eritrea, Sudan and Afghanistan according to the story, and in France, not Germany

(and this too) so, no, it doesn't really have much to do with Merkel's policy on Syrian refugees, does it?

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 09:17 AM

7. But Merkel's policy is not about Syrians??

 

Her policy is directed at anyone who makes it to the shores of Greece.

(now, this includes the new Libya to Italy route that just got reactivated)

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Response to Albertoo (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 09:36 AM

8. No, not just anyone

Germany has become an attractive destination for Syrian refugees since it waived EU rules.

The government announced in August that it would deal with Syrian asylum applications regardless of where the migrants first arrived in the EU. Up until then, people had to claim asylum with the first EU country they reached.

Tens of thousands of mainly Syrian migrants have been making their way from Turkey, through the Balkans and Hungary to reach Austria, Germany and Sweden.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34231905

The policy was clearly in response to the surge in arrivals, mostly Syrian, in Greece.

But the main problem with your OP is that it's about Paris, not somewhere in Germany. Migrant camps in France date from before Merkel even came to power in Germany - eg Sangatte: http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2002/may/23/immigration.immigrationandpublicservices1

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 06:28 PM

11. You omit the fact Merkel pushed for EU quotas of the migrants accepted under her vision

 

True, the migrant camp in Sangatte existed before Merkel's open door policy. But the OP was indeed about Paris where the refugee population is now larger than just those relocated from Sangatte. Notably because the Paris mayor embraced Merkel's quotas policy.

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Response to Albertoo (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 06:34 AM

5. K&R Why do some online pictures have a few letters that appear when we post them?

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Is the "#t=37" some kind of code. Are some people code-killers?

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Response to Jeffersons Ghost (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 09:39 AM

9. "#t=37' starts the video 37 seconds in

It works if you paste the full URL, ending in that "#t=37", into your browser title, but not if you paste it into the body of a DU post.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 09:46 AM

10. thanks... no letters appear after my previous picture... probably means it isn't "code."

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