French official calls on Paris to send troops to Calais over migrants

A French riot policeman stops migrants in a field near Calais, France, as migrants gather in the hopes of attempting to board lorries and making their way across the Channel to BritainThe head of France's northern region on Monday called on Paris to send troops to Calais to restore order there after migrants stormed the port and boarded a British ferry. Thousands of migrants fleeing war and poverty in Africa and the Middle East have gathered at the northern coastal town in the past year, using it as a stopover on their way to Britain – a ferry trip across the Channel. Around 200 refugees burst into the port on Saturday after a demonstration of support for migrants living in a slum nearby and some of boarded the front deck of a British ferry.


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