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Today, hundreds of Africans stormed &now occupy one of the most sacred places in #France

The #Panthéon church houses graves of national heroes (Voltaire, Hugo, Zola &Curie)

The group calls itself #GiletsNoir (Black Vests) & demands papers for all undocumented/illegal migrants🤔
"We occupy the pantheon because there are 200,000 empty homes in Paris and we sleep under the interchanges of the ring road” -Black Vest organization on twitter, justifying storming the church
"We are undocumented, voiceless, faceless for the French Republic. We come to the graves of your great men to denounce your profanations, those of the memories of our comrades, our fathers & mothers, our brothers & sisters in the Mediterranean &the streets of Paris"
#Gratitude
"Unlike many European countries, migration is steadily rising in France (...) Since January 2019, over 10,000 refugee applications have been filed in France by Albanians and Georgians alone"
On Friday, International Organisation for Migration (IOM) & UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) have called on the EU to implement measures (incl. rebooting organised sea rescues) aimed at assisting ppl trapped in Libya or at risk of dying on the Mediterranean Sea
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