Warehouse threatened with eviction

Late in the afternoon a derelict warehouse near the port, shelter to people mainly from Sudan and Chad for the last 6 months+, got a visit from Police Municipal who entered the warehouse, sized it up and took pictures of the structure and people living inside.

Coming at 5.30pm, just before the time of food distribution, they were swiftly told to leave – and reminded that they are supposedly prohibited from ‘obstructing humanitarian aid’ during the time when people go to and from food distribution (at 6pm). When asked if they’d heard about the Human Rights Defender… they responded ‘I do not care about the rights defender, I am defender of the law’. Classic.