*French police on Friday evicted thousands of migrants living on sidewalks in an area of northern Paris as dawn broke. Many of them had fled war or strife in countries as far away as Sudan, Eritrea, and Afghanistan.*
Dozens of police and white police vans moved in at around 5 a.m. (0300 GMT) to clear the area where Paris City Hall official Dominique Versini said numbers have swollen to between 2,000 and 2,500 people.
About 100 a day were arriving in the area called the Porte de la Chapelle in …
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