July 6, 2017
A fight between 200 migrants at a distribution centre in Calais over the weekend has led to 20 people being rushed to hospital, one in a critical condition.
It is not known why the 100 Eritreans and 100 Ethiopians brawled, however, local media say tension between the two communities had been rising since Friday evening.
Initial reports suggest the groups were throwing stones at each other, which left several people with head trauma. The wounded were taken to hospitals around Calais and Dunkirk.
Eight people were arrested, including four minors, in connection with the fight.
The Deputy Prefect of Calais, Vincent Berton, said: “The situation is under control. We will ensure that there are no other disturbances, especially for the residents.”
Hundreds of migrants are believed to be back in Calais, with many setting up roadblocks just a few minutes from the Port De Calais, in order to try and sneak into Britain.
Nine Eritreans were recently arrested after a Polish lorry driver was killed, crashing into a makeshift roadblock migrants had set up with branches and tree trunks.
French Interior Minister, Gérard Collomb, has previously announced extra police resources will be sent to Calais to help with the problem and prevent migrants from rebuilding the ‘jungle’ camp.
The sooner, the better!
This article was posted: Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 6:55 am