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Clashes erupted between police and migrants of a makeshift camp near the northern French port of Calais overnight Tuesday as police bolstered security in response to a third consecutive night of unrest.
Riot police used teargas and watercannon to end an hour-long standoff with the migrants, who started by throwing objects and insults at officers before lighting a wooden pallet on fire.
"Two-hundred-and-fifty police officers, of which the majority were CRS (riot police), were mobilised Tuesday" to end the disturbances around the migrant camp, dubbed the "jungle" in France, said interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet.
The makeshift camp dubbed the "jungle" has been the scene of growing unrest in recent weeks as thousands remain in wait for the opportunity to smuggle themselves across the Channel into Britain.
Local government official Fabienne Buccio said that in a "new phenomenon" the residents living near the camp, dubbed the "Jungle", had witnessed the violence and experienced theft and other damage.
"We are going to deploy security forces so they are visible to the local community," said Buccio.
"There have not been physical confrontations but the migrants have often entered the property of community members to get objects to block trucks on the ring-road."
Buccio speculated that the rise in violence was due to the migrants' frustration at being blocked from reaching Britain, their ultimate goal.
The migrant population in Calais doubled between June and August as Europe struggles with its worst refugee crisis since World War II.
Agreed, and the UK is currently only clinging on to our border because it never signed up to the free EU borders agreement.
originally posted by: StoutBroux
Drawing attention to a SITUATION is not xenophobic. It's called awareness, keeping up on current events, getting a clue..... Even if it isn't happening ATM in your neck of the woods , you WILL feel the effects of these refugee migrations. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon enough.
originally posted by: Boomy327
I remember the last time there was a mass migration to America. We killed everything and everyone here. We destroyed their culture and raped their women. Just putting that out there. It's happened before.
originally posted by: woodwardjnr
a reply to: WhiteHat if you look at the ops profile, you will see they have posted a thread on immigration nearly everyday of being a member here. There has been no attempt to shut them up whatsoever. If the guy has anxiety issues, maybe not scouring the Internet for immigration news may actually help aliviate the anxiety. Just a suggestion. People can pretty much say what they like here, just don't expect everyone to agree with you. ATS has never been about creating consensus, but about debate. If people only want to hear what they believe ATS probably isn't the best place to spend your time.
Again, more vague generalisations saying absolutely nothing of substance. What do you even mean by that exactly, and how is it related to on-topic discussions in this thread?
originally posted by: rajas
They say they will defend you, keep you safe, and everything else.. What they arent saying, they will rather implode the nation and let people die in hordes.. They will rather have a civil war, then to let anyone in...