The mayor of Paris will propose a meeting to Pia Klemp to "discuss the action taken on the reception of migrants", the day after the refusal of the captain of Sea-Watch 3 to be decorated by Anne Hidalgo because of a political disagreement.
"Dominique Versini, Assistant in charge of Solidarity and the fight against exclusion, will contact Pia Klemp very quickly to propose to meet her and discuss the action of the City on the reception of migrants," said The city of Paris.
On July 12, the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, announced last July 12 of her will to two German captains of Sea-Watch 3, Carola Rackete and Pia Klemp, for their action to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean.
"Your police are stealing the covers of people forced to live"
"Mrs. Hidalgo, you want to decorate me for my solidarity action in the Mediterranean Sea (...). At the same time, your police steal the blankets of people forced to live on the streets, while you suppress demonstrations and criminalize people who defend the rights of migrants and asylum seekers, "said Pia Klemp on Facebook on Tuesday.
The captain of the Sea-Watch 3 continues, appearing to confuse the powers of the state and those of the city: "You want to give me a medal for actions that you fight inside your own walls." I'm sure you you will not be surprised to see me refuse your Grand Vermeil medal ".
"The City of Paris is fully mobilized to support the refugees, to shelter them, and to ensure a dignified and respectful of their humanity", it has been argued on the side of the town hall.
Always pursued by the Italian justice
Carola Rackete, the second captain, was arrested at the end of June in Italy before being released for having forcibly landed on the Italian island of Lampedusa and landed the 40 migrants who had been on her boat for more than two weeks.
A vast support movement had been expressed and some 1.4 million euros had been collected in a few days via the Internet to pay its legal costs and finance the continuation of the activities of the German NGO. Pia Klemp, who has also saved many lives in the Mediterranean, is still pursued by the Italian courts.