100 migrants evacuated from camp in Lille after judge orders expulsion

100 migrants evacuated from camp in Lille after judge orders expulsion

The dismantling of the camp took place this morning (Credit: Twitter @BduthoitVDN)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A camp of 100 migrants was evacuated in Lille after a judge ordered the group's expulsion in Northern France. 

The individuals had been staying in the old station in the city of Lille, Saint-Saveur. 

Police oversaw the "calm" movement of the group towards two buses - one to take a group to a hotel to wait for a transfer, and the other to Avesnois in northeastern France. 

The camp had grown over the course of the summer to 150 people, and was threatening to spark a food crisis over shortages.

On October 4, a judge ordered the camp in the old station be cleared away because it had become a risk to public safety, according to newspaper La Voix Du Nord. 

A local journalist posted a video to Twitter to show the early-morning evacuation

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