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Police in Paris steal blankets from homeless immigrants to get them to go away

By Mason White 5:30 PM January 9, 2017
Homeless person (illustration)
By: Feng Qian

Police in France, are accused of putting the lives of immigrants in danger by taking away their blankets.

Paris police are reportedly stealing the homeless people’s blankets as temperatures are falling, an international aid agency said.

Medecins Sans Frontiers (Doctors Without Borders) said that this is done as part of a campaign of harassment with the aim of removing unwanted foreigners from the streets.

“The police should stop confiscating the blankets of migrants sleeping on the streets of Paris.

“These unacceptable practices put the lives of migrants in danger: teams from Medecins Sans Frontiers had to look after eight people who were close to hypothermia,” Frontiers said.

Actions like these comes as hundreds of new immigrants flood the city from countries such as Afghanistan and Syria.