Migrants Face Paris Police after Pantheon Protest
Hundreds of undocumented migrants surged into the Pantheon in central Paris, Friday, July 12, briefly occupying the vaunted memorial complex to demand talks with the prime minister on regularizing their status, activists said.
About 700 migrants and their supporters joined the demonstration, with some pushing into the historic site at around midday Friday, a member of the Chapelle Debout collective said.
Footage posted on Twitter from inside the building’s main dome showed hundreds of people waving papers in the air shouting, “Black vests, black vests!” and “What do we want? Papers!” (AFP)