French police beat and shoot rubber bullets at migrants in the Calais camp, “The Jungle”

Humanitarian workers said that authorities are abusing migrants with “mass gassing” and rubber bullets inside the Calais camp known as “The Jungle”.

 

Authorities dismantling the northern French camp clashed with migrants protesting the demolition on both Monday and Tuesday.

 

France has promised that the operation would be of a humanitarian nature but police arrived with bulldozers early Monday morning causing a riot among the camps residents. Crews destroyed homes and migrants responded by throwing rocks. Police then tear gassed scores of people.

 

Aid workers said that several migrants were beaten with batons and shot at with rubber bullets given in many cases just ten minutes to leave their homes losing valuable identification documents and the majority of their possessions.

 

The Jungle is home to roughly four thousand people and several hundred unaccompanied children.

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