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France: Anti-refugee activists patrol 'Jungle' migrant camp in Calais01:37

France: Anti-refugee activists patrol 'Jungle' migrant camp in Calais

France, Calais
January 6, 2016 at 04:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

Members of the anti-refugee group 'Les Calaisiens en Colere' (The Angry Calaisiens) patrolled the area surrounding the Calais migrant camp, commonly known as 'the Jungle,' in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The right-wing activists claim that the purpose of the nightly patrols is to prevent refugees and migrants from placing obstacles on the motorway in an attempt to stop lorries headed for the Port of Calais.

One member of the group named Sandrine Desert described the situation in Calais as a "time bomb," warning that "if the government does not take action, there will be drama."

Thousands of migrants and refugees have been left stranded in Calais over the past year as they wait for an opportunity to cross the English Channel into the United Kingdom. Around 6,000 refugees and migrants are currently living in Calais' Jungle camp.

France: Anti-refugee activists patrol 'Jungle' migrant camp in Calais01:37
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Members of the anti-refugee group 'Les Calaisiens en Colere' (The Angry Calaisiens) patrolled the area surrounding the Calais migrant camp, commonly known as 'the Jungle,' in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The right-wing activists claim that the purpose of the nightly patrols is to prevent refugees and migrants from placing obstacles on the motorway in an attempt to stop lorries headed for the Port of Calais.

One member of the group named Sandrine Desert described the situation in Calais as a "time bomb," warning that "if the government does not take action, there will be drama."

Thousands of migrants and refugees have been left stranded in Calais over the past year as they wait for an opportunity to cross the English Channel into the United Kingdom. Around 6,000 refugees and migrants are currently living in Calais' Jungle camp.