Calais mayor raises prospect of army intervention in migrant slum
The mayor of Calais on Monday raised the prospect of bringing in the army to watch over a slum where some 6,000 migrants are camped out in dire conditions. The so-called “New Jungle” camp, which is around an hour away on foot from the centre of the northern French port city, has swelled in size over recent months as more and more migrants arrive, wanting to cross over to Britain. “Maybe the army should come to watch over the place,” Natacha Bouchart told RMC radio, calling the camp a town “in which we don’t really know what is going on”.
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4 November, 2016 Police clear Paris migrant camp that swelled after Calais closure By Matthias Blamont and Cyril Camu PARIS (Reuters) - French police removed thousands of migrants on Friday from a squalid camp in northeast Paris that had doubled in size after the closure last week of the "Jungle" camp in Calais. "It's finished," a spokesman for the Paris prefect of […]
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