Thousands of immigrants held a demonstration in France demanding better conditions and residence permits.
On the occasion of “18 December International Migrants Day” announced by the United Nations (UN). At the call of many associations and unions, migrants took action to improve their conditions in more than 60 cities.
Protesters gathered in Richelieu-Drouot Square in Paris and marched around the City Hall of Paris. Taking intense security measures, the police did not allow the crowd to approach the municipality.
Demonstrators demanding residence permits and housing opportunities carried anti-government banners.
Actions also held in cities such as Marseille, Lyon, Lille, Strasbourg, Rennes, Nantes and Bordeaux.
The organizers of the demonstrations reacted to President Emmanuel Macron’s lack of action against the immigrants.
Immigrants had organized demonstrations 3 times before in many cities, especially in Paris.