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Paris squatters 'face off' with President Sarkozy
08-01-2011, 10:24 AM
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Paris squatters 'face off' with President Sarkozy
coach purses report,A 30-strong group of students and

other activists moved into the empty insurance building on the prestigious avenue Matignon late

last month.

They are calling for more state housing to be built and rents to be capped.

The group joke that Mr Sarkozy cannot take a shave now without being reminded by the presence of

housing problems.

They call themselves Black Thursday (Jeudi Noir) after the day of the week when young French

people in need of rented accommodation tend to scan the newspaper small adds.
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They are occupying 22 avenue Matignon, a former office of Saint Honore Assurance which now

belongs to a company related to Axa, which is said to have been standing empty since 2006.

In October, riot police ejected members of the same group from an equally prime location, the

city's place des Vosges.

Rents for students in Paris rose by 4.4% last year, a survey by French student rental website found.
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France's property market has been enjoying recent strong growth in contrast to other Western

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