Paris : Escape attempt, revolt and fire at the CRA [migrants’ detention centre] in Vincennes

In the night between Monday and Tuesday eight people tried to escape from the administrative detention centre (CRA) in Paris-Vincennes. At around 3:45am, they smashed a window of the cell in order to escape but they were soon captured by the police.

The situation precipitated when officers went back to put two men in solitary confinement. The other prisoners of the centre began to protest vehemently, and the situation became so tense that police backups were called. The protest went on, with a dozen rooms in one of the three units which form the concentration camp (where 57 people are locked up) set on fire. According to staff of the centre, the damage is huge.

[Translated by Act for freedom now]

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