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Dozens injured in the evacuation of a migrant camp in France

  • Humanitarian organizations indicate that the police seizure of objects has led a hundred people to oppose the eviction

The penultimate day of 2021 has been tense and hard in Calais , where hundreds of people for months waiting for an opportunity to cross the cold border from France and reach your dream destination, the United Kingdom . This Thursday, the police operation to dismantle a camp has ended with clashes in a “war scene”, as described by witnesses, with dozens of wounded.

A hundred migrants have opposed the eviction of their camp in the Turquerie de Calais area by the French gendarmes. As reported by the Pas-de-Calais prefecture, these people have responded with “great aggressiveness” to the operation and have thrown “numerous projectiles “against the policemen. About fifteen of them, always under the police version of events, have been injured and have had to be treated by the services of emergency.

Members of the Republican Security Companies (CRS), for their part, have fired rubber bullets and tear gas against the hundred of migrants protesting their eviction. Emma, ​​an activist with the network of Human Rights Observers (HRO), explained to AFP that three people had to be transferred to the hospital for the police repression .

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