The occupants of the camp on Avenue Nina-Simone, in Montpellier (Hérault), were evacuated on Monday "without incident", the prefecture said on Tuesday.

The 59 occupants were sheltered in a former nursing home, which was requisitioned.

"The establishment (...) has been fitted out to accommodate these populations with essential equipment", notes the prefecture, which specifies that "this temporary accommodation will end at the end of the winter break" on April 30.

Public land

This evacuation took place while a violent fire affected the site on September 16, recalling "the significant risks in terms of security that these populations would run," indicates the Hérault prefecture. The two sites concerned, owned by the city and the metropolis of Montpellier, can now be secured to prevent any new installation and rehabilitated. "

The prefect of Hérault, Hugues Moutouh, has announced his intention to absorb as quickly as possible all the shanty towns of the metropolis, "which constitute both a danger for the families who live there, and a source of unrest. to public order ”, indicate its services.

On August 31, that of Mas Rouge, and on September 8, that of Zénith, had been evacuated, causing incomprehension of associations, engaged for years in a process aimed at finding work and accommodation for the occupants.

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