Calais migrants climb on to shelters as Jungle camp clearance continues

Published: Tuesday 1st March 2016 by The News Editor

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About two dozen migrants protesting against the demolition of the sprawling Jungle camp in Calais have climbed on to shanty rooftops, and are surrounded by police.

The slow tear-down of the encampment is continuing, angering migrants who live there in squalid conditions in the hope of reaching a better life in Britain.

A man and a woman on a rooftop warned police not to come closer. But police moved in, and the woman reportedly cut her wrists.

The man was beaten with batons and both were removed from the roof. The woman was conscious, but her condition was not immediately known.

French authorities are blaming the activist group No Borders for the ongoing unrest.

Calais is temporary home to an estimated 4,000 migrants, down from 6,000 in December.

Published: Tuesday 1st March 2016 by The News Editor

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