Arson attack on Roma squat in Paris, 24/02/12

During the night of 13th/14th February, around 140  Roma including young children who were squatting in an abandoned factory were awoken by a fire in a suspected arson attack which destroyed their entire squat.  Happily there were no injuries or fatalities. The Roma have been placed in emergency accommodation in a gym by the mairie de Vaulx en Velin.

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