Demonstration to Support Migrants
This afternoon in Montpellier more than 150 people joined the collective Bienvenue Migrants 34 to demonstrate their support for migrants in France. They marched from the Place de la Comédie to the Préfecture and chanted “Stop Dublin, stop expulsions, droit d’asile et régularisation” or “Stop the Dublin (regulation), stop expulsions, right to asylum and regularization (of visas for migrants).
The Dublin regulation allows a country such as France to send a migrant back to the first country of entry into Europe – most often Italy or Spain. Then that first country of entry will examine the case of the migrant’s right to asylum.
Weather Forecast for Rain
Expect rain and scattered storms in Montpellier starting late tonight and into next week. A yellow alert has just been issued for all of the department of Hérault from 9:00pm today (Saturday) until 6:00am tomorrow. The sun should reappear later Sunday morning, but rain is in the forecast for next week.
Check with Montpellier city website for inclement weather for up-to-date information at: http://www.montpellier.fr/4195-intemperies-a-montpellier.htm .