Police and migrants clash in the so-called Calais “Jungle”


A migrant walks among the tents and huts of the makeshift camp called 'The Jungle' next to the fenced area made of containers recycled in rooms to host some 1,500 migrants in Calais, France, 10 January 2016. A new area of the camp will be inaugurated on 11 January as containers recycled as rooms will host its first occupants. Only half of a capacity of 1,500 places will be filled during the days. Between 4,000 and 7,000 migrants are currently living in 'The Jungle'.

French authorities want to turn the makeshift camp in Calais city, which hosts thousands of people, into a smaller permanent facility for accommodating fewer migrants.

Clashes between the French police and migrants living in the so-called “Calais Jungle” continued for third night in a row.

France24 reported that riot police used teargas and a watercannon to end the clash with the refugees and migrants, who threw objects against the police forces. French Interior Ministry spokesman, Pierre-Henry Brandet, said that “two-hundred-and-fifty police officers, of which the majority were CRS (riot police), were mobilised on Tuesday.”

According to the French websi...

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