France: Activists rally in support of unaccompanied foreign minors on Paris streets

Activists gathered in central Paris on Thursday to demand action from the government a month after a temporary camp for unaccompanied foreign minors was set up. Caroline from Doctors Without Borders who participated at the rally said it was important «to denounce the unacceptable situation.» Esperance who founded a support association said that France cannot allow itself to leave them on the streets. Since June 30, over a hundred young foreigners have been hosted at a makeshift camp in Paris. While they claim to be minors, the government believes many of them were misleading the authorities about their age to receive social welfare benefits.

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