They do not intend to demobilize. After the abandonment of the project to move the crack camp from the Porte de la Villette to an SNCF wasteland located near Bercy, a demonstration is organized this Saturday, January 29 at 3 p.m., in front of the town hall of the 12th arrondissement of Paris.
Organized on the initiative of several associations and collectives of residents of different districts of the capital, this mobilization thus intends to maintain the pressure on the public authorities “to say no to the long occupation of public space” by drug addicts.
“It is about the safety of children and their families who are experiencing growing insecurity,” reads one of the press releases, from the collective 12.
The day before, this Friday January 28, the prefect of police of Paris, Didier Lallement, indicated in a press release, “to take note of the virulent opposition of the mayor of Paris to any project of displacement of the users of crack” and “cannot only to note its impediment”. The Paris police headquarters also said it regretted that “the town hall (had) refused to make the slightest proposal”.
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“Each borough feels suspended”
If the residents of the 12th arrondissement and Charenton, accompanied in particular by the LR mayor of this neighboring town, Hervé Gicquel, and various Parisian elected officials were able to make the prefect of Paris bend, the collectives nevertheless intend to maintain the mobilization, “this announcement of cancellation does not come, they say, to reassure the residents of each borough who feel suspended.
In this context, they always demand that the public authorities “find a lasting solution, not by supporting drug addicts in their addiction, but by creating suitable places for weaning and care by structures of the therapeutic community type. “, can we still read in the press release of the collective 12.