Clashes erupt in Paris as police break up makeshift refugee camp

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French police and gendarmes removed tents set up at Place de la République in Paris by refugees in a charity-organised protest on Monday against mass evacuations of homeless camps. Footage posted online showed police and demonstrators pushing against each other as officers moved in to clear the square of tents, which the police said had been set up without official permission. The interior minister, Gerald Darmanin, said on Tuesday that images of the scuffles were ‘shocking’ and he was launching an investigation into the clashes

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