A first arson occurred in the night of 16 October, three weeks before the opening of this place that welcomes families with children.
A man tried to put out the fire on the night of Saturday 5 to Sunday 6 November to a shelter for the homeless, of the 16e arrondissement of Paris, inaugurated the day before and challenged by a party of local residents. A first arson occurred in the night of 16 October last year.
This gesture was not hurt or damage equipment. But the center, which welcomes, for the moment, a crowd of about fifty people, including many children, has seen its security enhanced, according to the minister of housing, Emmanuelle Cosse.
” I am extremely angry, has responded the minister. in This centre is open, it is home to several families, including babies, and there are people who have thought [that it was] possible to meddle with their lives. “
The investigation was entrusted to the commissioner of the 16e arrondissement. the ” To 22 hours on Saturday evening, a man attempted to throw a contraption of incendiary but he has not thrown it hard enough, not doing damage, or injuries. This individual has fled, “, according to a source close to the file, confirming information of BFMTV.
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During the first attempt of a fire, the extent of the damage was very limited (a part of the facade and a pane had been blacked out). The relief had returned to the flammable liquid on-site. The parquet de Paris opened an investigation for ” deliberate damage by fire “, and the association Aurore, who manages the place, has strengthened the oversight.
outcry and petitions of the residents
Composed of a series of modules in wood, the center, of 196 meters long and 8 meters wide, is installed in the Allée des Fortifications, in close proximity to the bois de Boulogne and a few hundred meters of stone buildings in the area.
the project of The centre, which is already the 27 adults and 24 children, and must cover term for 200 people, had caused an outcry in the very chic district of Western paris.
In march, more than 40 000 residents had signed a petition, fearing a ” new Sangatte “, in reference to the former centre for migrants of Calais. An information meeting was transferred to the rat race.
” there are 118 000 places of emergency shelter open every night in France, of which 92 000 in the Ile-de-France. It was fortunately very rarely in crime “, said the minister of housing, adding : ” It is out of the question to give in to this kind of attempt. “