An evacuation of drug addicts took place this Friday morning in the north-east of Paris. In a press release, the Paris police headquarters announced that it had launched this Friday, at the request of the Minister of the Interior, an evacuation of the Jardins d’Eole and Stalingrad sectors. Consumers of crack, very present in the sector, will be redirected.

As part of this regrouping at Place Baron, the prefecture has requested the services of the city of Paris to provide access to water and sanitary facilities at this location. The prefecture indicates that this solution is “temporary”.

At the microphone of BFMTV, Emmanuel Grà © goire, first deputy at the City of Paris in charge of town planning, announced that he wanted to find “a permanent solution” in order to avoid the reconstitution of a new “hill crack “in the capital.

This week, the town hall and the prefecture of police once again engaged in a new round of arms on the subject of the presence of drug addicts in the Stalingrad district. On RMC-BFMTV this Tuesday, Anne Hidalgo had criticized the prefect for not playing “his role”.

During the day, the prefecture replied in a press release, denouncing the action of the Paris town hall which had decided “alone” to “close the garden of drug addicts. ‘School without an alternative location, thus installing them in rue Riquet and rue d’Aubervilliers “.

Since the evacuation of “crack hill” in 2018, crack users have gathered in the Stalingrad neighborhood. For a time allowed to regroup in the gardens of Eole, they had been evacuated from the park at the end of June, at the request of the mayor of Paris. The mayor of Paris pleads for a “therapeutic support” of drug addicts and the opening of care centers.

Last week, Matignon gave the green light for the opening of new reception sites for crack users.