Calais Chaos as ‘Jungle’ Bulldozed


The notorious 'Jungle' camp near the Port of Calais is being bulldozed today, October 15, 2016, displacing thousands of people and causing violence with clashes with local police.

Over 2,000 men, women and children left peacefully on Monday October 24, 2016, when evacuations began, but approximately 5,000 other migrants and refugees remain to be moved, reported the BBC.

The evacuation has so far been peaceful, but the weekend before the closure saw protests by migrants that turned ugly on the border of the camp, with temporary buildings set on fire and rocks being thrown at police.

PTI previously reported that truck workers operating to and from the Port of Calais, alongside local residents, had protested the existence of the camp claiming it seriously disrupted their work and endangered their lives as desperate migrants attempted to cross to the UK. 

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