Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

CALAIS RIOTS: Violence is 'unbearable' as five migrants shot in huge brawl

A migrant receives medical assistance by rescue workers following clashes near the ferry port in Calais northern France on February 1 A migrant receives medical assistance by rescue workers following clashes near the ferry port in Calais northern France on February 1
Ivan Hill | 03 February, 2018, 03:23

Migrants head to Calais hoping to cross the English Channel to Britain.

Mr Macron also travelled to the United Kingdom where Prime Minister Theresa May agreed to pay more to help stop migrants reaching the United Kingdom, and to take in more minors who are without their family.

Migrants gather near a bridge as French gendarmes patrol the day after a brawl between Eritrean and Afghan migrants in Calais, France, Feb. 2, 2018.

Police said they had to intervene to protect the Afghan migrants after they were "threatened by 200 migrants of Eritrean nationality".

Speaking to police officers on Thursday evening, French Interior Minister Gerrard Collomb described the violence as "exceptionally serious" and promised that those responsible would be punished.

Ms Bouchart said: "This was fighting between migrants, these were turf wars". This wasfighting between migrants, these were turf wars. They are more and more guns, iron bars and other weapons being used. This is a security issue.

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During a keynote speech in the port town, he said police and other agencies would stop them boarding trains, lorries and ferries heading for the UK.

Charities said they had been warning the authorities of the unsafe and violent potential of smuggling criminal gangs in Calais, and the "destructive" influence they hold over those in the region. 'Calais must not be a secret gateway to England.

Mr Macron's confident prediction followed more than two decades during which the town has acted as a magnet to refugees and economic migrants from all over the world.

France Regional Manager Annie Gavrilescu said the brawl, "tragically shows the true extent of the suffering" gangs operating in Calais can cause, "pitting communities against each other for gain, while displaced men, women and children in Calais are barely surviving in the most inhumane conditions.".

"We received calls from young people who didn't know where to go, because the place they used to sleep was no longer accessible and were very unsafe", she said.

Authorities routinely dismantle smaller camps built by migrants in the Calais area, and there have been reports from charity groups and migrants that abuse has occurred in the process.

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