Sunday, October 23, 2016

Calais migrants: France prepares to demolish 'Jungle' camp

The French government says it will demolish a migrant camp in the northern port town facing Britain, Calais. The camp has been referred to as "Jungle," due to the increasing population and a number of reports of violence. Also, many migrants have attempted to hide themselves in cargo vehicles entering the Channel Tunnel and some have been hit and killed by vehicles. Although the authorities say the migrants will be offered placements in refugee centers across France, they are refusing to move because they want to get to Britain. A number of protests from locals and truck operators have been seen.

-Mirina Uchida

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