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Paris is killing its art squats to gentrify the city

#DmtDaily Gaspard Delanoë at Rivoli

Halfway up the hideously steep Rue de Ménilmontant, a hip boulevard in the former working class Belleville neighbourhood of Paris, lies the depressing remains of the legendary La Miroiterie squat.

Metal fences block off the entrance to what was once a venue for some of the city’s most radical art and transgressive parties. In 2014, the site was sold to property developers and the squatters were forced to leave. Now, it’s been completely demolished, as if it had been bombed, and thehellip;

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