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Police evacuate migrant families from Paris sidewalks

  • Migrants wait to be evacuated from a camp in the north of Paris, Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Police and city officials are evacuating hundreds of migrants who had been living on the streets of northern Paris for weeks, in the latest of a string of attempts to find solutions for France's migrants. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    Migrants wait to be evacuated from a camp in the north of Paris, Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Police and city officials are evacuating hundreds of migrants who had been living on the streets of northern Paris for weeks, in the latest of a string of attempts to find solutions for France's migrants. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)  (The Associated Press)

  • Migrants are evacuated from a temporary camp in the north of Paris, Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Police and city officials are evacuating hundreds of migrants who had been living on the streets of northern Paris for weeks, in the latest of a string of attempts to find solutions for France's migrants. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    Migrants are evacuated from a temporary camp in the north of Paris, Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Police and city officials are evacuating hundreds of migrants who had been living on the streets of northern Paris for weeks, in the latest of a string of attempts to find solutions for France's migrants. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)  (The Associated Press)

  • Migrants wait to be evacuated from a camp in the north of Paris, Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Police and city officials are evacuating hundreds of migrants who had been living on the streets of northern Paris for weeks, in the latest of a string of attempts to find solutions for France's migrants. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    Migrants wait to be evacuated from a camp in the north of Paris, Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Police and city officials are evacuating hundreds of migrants who had been living on the streets of northern Paris for weeks, in the latest of a string of attempts to find solutions for France's migrants. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)  (The Associated Press)

Police and city officials are evacuating hundreds of migrants who have been living on the streets of northern Paris for weeks, the latest of a string of attempts to find solutions for France's migrants.

City Hall said two operations were carried out Friday morning on a stretch of pavement underneath an elevated metro line not far from the Montmartre neighborhood. Women and children were transported to temporary shelters, while the men are still being evacuated, according to a City Hall official.

France-Info radio said the site housed at least 1,500 migrants from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Sudan and elsewhere.

Paris authorities have carried out several similar operations this year in the same area. The mayor says several dozen migrants arrive every day and is planning a reception center for migrants nearby.