Several hundred migrants, wandering since the evacuation of a large exile camp last week, set up a new camp in central Paris on Monday.
The police forcefully dismantled it in the evening, in particular by using tear gas.
The dismantling by the police of a migrant camp in Paris, barely set up on Monday evening, gave rise to "shocking" images, wrote the Minister of the Interior Gerald Darmanin, who asked for a " report "to the prefect of police.
Darmanin promises "decisions"
"Some images of the dispersal of the illegal migrant encampment on Place de la République are shocking. I have just requested a detailed report on the reality of the facts from the Prefect of Police by tomorrow noon. I will make decisions as soon as it is received", a he wrote on Twitter.
Several hundred migrants, wandering since the evacuation of a large exile camp last week, set up a new camp in central Paris on Monday, which the police forcefully dismantled in the evening in including the use of tear gas.
In less than two minutes, around 500 blue tents were deployed under the statue of the Republic, quickly taken over by hundreds of exiles, the overwhelming majority from Afghanistan.
It was finally under the fire of tear gas and de-encircling grenades that a few hundred exiles and their supporters were finally dispersed by the police in the streets of the hypercentre of Paris.
"The State gives itself a lamentable spectacle" by bringing "a police response to a social situation", commented to AFP Ian Brossat, deputy of the mayor of Paris in particular in charge of the reception of refugees .
"The constitution of such camps, organized by certain associations, is not acceptable. The Prefecture of Police therefore proceeded immediately to the dispersal of this illegal occupation of public space", indicated in a joint statement the Prefecture of Police and that of the Ile-de-France region (Prif), which manages shelter operations.