Near Saint-Nazaire, opponents and supporters of a migrant reception center beat the pavement – ​​RT in French

A project for a reception center for asylum seekers (Cada) divides the inhabitants of Saint-Brévin-les-Pins in Loire-Atlantique: opponents and supporters gathered on December 11 in the town.

Two demonstrations by opponents and supporters of a project for a reception center for asylum seekers (Cada) gathered 150 and 250 people respectively on December 11 in Saint-Brévin-les-Pins, according to the gendarmerie. The two gatherings were held a few hundred meters from each other in this seaside town, near Saint-Nazaire.

“We had the possibility to be silent, and not to say anything [mais on a voulu] show that in Saint-Brévin, there are people who are in favor of welcoming migrants”, explains Philippe Croze, the president of the “Collectif des brévinois attentive et solidaires”.

“Since 2016, Saint-Brévin has welcomed migrants”, around 380 since the opening of the center, according to him. But the premises where they were until then must be resold and a new place, which should be operational at the end of 2023, has been chosen by the prefecture and the town hall, he indicates.

The deputies of Nupes, Jean-Claude Raux and Ségolène Amiot, respectively deputies of the 6th and 3rd constituency of Loire-Atlantique, took part in the demonstration in favor of the project.

Sixty soldiers mobilized

It is the choice of location for this new Cada, near the public nursery and elementary school PierrAttelée, which poses a particular problem for opponents. “Precautionary principle, No to Cada on school grounds”, could we read on a large sign, in front of which around 150 people gathered, chanting the slogan “Protect our children”, “[Yannick] Morez, your center we don’t want it, ”also chanted some demonstrators to the address of the town councilor as France Bleu reports.

“Yesterday it was Callac, today it’s Saint-Brévin-les-Pins, tomorrow, whose turn will it be?”, argued Mickaël, a 27-year-old from a neighboring village. and carrying a flag of the Reconquest party! by Eric Zemmour. Bastian Maldiney, candidate for the last legislative elections for the National Rally in the 9th district of Loire-Atlantique, was present at the demonstration.

He was referring to the town of Côtes d’Armor, where more than a thousand people, some to denounce, others to support, demonstrated in early November, about a project to welcome refugees. Unlike Saint-Brévin, where the people received are awaiting the examination of their file by the State, those who could be accommodated in Callac have already obtained the green light from the authorities and benefit from a residence permit of 10 year.

In Saint-Brévin as in Callac, the initial demonstration was organized by opponents, resulting in a counter-demonstration in support of the projects in question. About sixty soldiers were mobilized in Saint-Brévin-les-Pins and the two demonstrations took place without incident, the gendarmerie told AFP.

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