Residents are complaining about the unruly conditions of a local refugee centre
Angry locals say the migrants are often made to wait outside for hours before being let inside the reception centre and as a result the pavements are now strewn with litter, including dirty mattresses, cardboard boxes, and tents.
The new reception centre opened in the French town of Nanterre, in the Ile-de-France region, and exclusively handles asylum applications. It is run by a firm called Facem.
But the move has not gone down well with local residents.
A woman said this is driving down profits in her restaurant
Amar Labini, whose restaurant is right around the corner from the migrant reception centre said: “I can no longer sit on my terrace because it stinks; the smell of urine and faeces is overwhelming.”