Thousands protest French govt immigration plans

THOUSANDS of people, including many undocumented migrants, marched in Paris and other French cities yesterday, protesting planned changes to immigration laws and evictions from the Indian Ocean island of Mayotte.

In the French capital, demonstrators marched behind a banner proclaiming “No to the Darmanin law. Against repression, imprisonment and deportations, for a welcoming migration policy”, a reference to Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin.