France razes makeshift muslim ‘refugee’ shelters in Calais ‘Jungle’…the irate ‘refugees’ are now being housed in shipping containers
By Matt Wanderman
The French government says that it is sending demolition units to the northern port of Calais to take apart improvised shelters housing migrants.
The area is known as the “Jungle” and primarily inhabited by people from the Middle East, Africa and Afghanistan. It has also been the site of numerous clashes between migrants and police. Last night (Monday) about 150 residents, some armed with iron bars and rocks, reportedly attacked police and threatened passing vehicles.
It is not known how many people are living in the Jungle. Authorities say there are about a thousand, while support agencies say there are at least 3,500.
Most have not requested asylum status because they hope to reach Great Britain and do so there. Many hire human traffickers in the hopes of illegally crossing the English Channel.
Volunteers with the British group Help Refugees say that tear gas canisters shot by riot police have caused several shelters to burst into flames, while residents set others on fire as a form of protest.
Officials claim that they are performing a “humanitarian operation” by moving the migrants into nearby shipping
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