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G@tto: On SALE in South Sardinia

July 27, 2011

The Black Market of Belleville...

... Illegal, yet so real :

It is a pretty wild and mobile market, generally displaying between the Ménilmontant
and the Belleville subway
stations but, sometimes, it can unexpectedly spread until
the Place du Colonel Fabien

Several hundred residents - exasperated by the noise, and the dirt that devastate the
when hawkers leave the ground - marched on May 21
, between the subway's
of Couronnes and Belleville, to denounce the illegal market that plagues the

Every day, a large number of hawkers settle on the pavement, deploying an incredible
array of items - recoverd from the trash as well as stolen - like secondhand shoes and

clothes, old transistors, pots and broken appliances, cell phones and computers...

and so on.

The City Council and the police headquarters didn't seem, for now, to have found a
to put an end, once for all, to the illegal occupation of the public space.

Then, the urban cleansing services... well, they keep cleaning.


Trotter said...

Hi G@tto! It seems that everybody is on holidays... Here it’s true, but someone has to stay... ;)

Doesn't look so interesting...

Blogtrotter Two is preparing to leave St. Florent. Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!!

Anonymous said...

I had my phone stolen while I was in Paris.

I wish I had activated iCloud.

I just lost 5 days, over 1000 photos + videos, and memories.

That's all that I have to say.

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