France: Migrant violence escalates dramatically in Calais; shootings, truck hauliers warned

France: Migrant violence escalates dramatically in Calais; shootings, truck hauliers warned

[Ed. – French official: “This is a level of violence never before known.”  Keep in mind, the migrant camps in Calais have already been “cleared out” twice before in the last two years.  Yet the problem there keeps getting worse.]

Over a hundred migrants in Calais took part in a series of violent attacks this week leading to several hospitalised from gunshot wounds as Belgian truck companies warn drivers to avoid motorways around the city.

On Thursday a series of violent conflicts involving around 100 Eritrean migrants and around thirty Afghan migrants erupted in various parts of the city. The brawl led to 22 of the young men being injured, including five who were victims of gunshot wounds. One was shot in the neck, L’Express reports.

Of the five men who were shot, four of them are intensive care in a local hospital. French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb commented on the violence saying, “we have reached an escalation of violence that has become unbearable for Calaisians and migrants.”

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