A worker cleans up the Millenaire migrants makeshift camp along the Canal de Saint-Denis near Porte de la Villette, northern Paris, following its evacuation on May 30, 2018. / AFP / GERARD JULIEN
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Police cleared an illegal refugee camp in Paris on Wednesday, in the French government's latest attempt to deal with a migrant influx the country has been facing for the past three years.At the Millenaire camp northeast of Paris, riot police flanked migrants as they boarded buses to temporary housing around the city. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said some 1,000 migrants out of the 1,600 counted on site had been evacuated.More than 1 million people from Africa and the Middle East flooded into the continent.Officials and NGOs say 2,700 illegal migrants live in the Paris area. They said the migrants being evacuated would be taken to 24 accommodation centers around Paris, where they would be allowed to file asylum requests.
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