Thursday, September 21The Voice of London

Calais Jungle: French authorities clear migrant camp

By Alex Zendra     Subbed: Daniel Khalili-Tari

French police swept through the Calais Camp, using tear gas as one of their methods to evacuate occupants. The authorities of France applied forceful tactics for their operation to remove everyone from the refugee camp, in order to transport them elsewhere via 40 to 60 buses.

The removal of over 7,000 migrants and refugees as a result of the saturation of one area, which has become unmanageable, led to the decision of dispersing the camp’s occupants. However, this is at the expense of individuals’ temporarily parting with their family members and children, during the transportation process in which they will be relocated to various parts of France, as a result of immediate initiation.

Occupants will be relocated throughout France including: Nouvelle Aquitaine, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, Pays de la Loire, Brittany, Poitou-Charentes, Grand Est and Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes.

The relocation procedures have led to concerns regarding the vulnerability of young family members traveling by themselves and those wishing to seek asylum in Britain.

Jeremy Corbyn expressed his concerns via twitter:

Machinery has begun cleaning and excavating the camp. Those still occupying the premises may face arrest.

 

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