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UK: Activists deliver aid for refugees to French embassy following entry ban02:16

UK: Activists deliver aid for refugees to French embassy following entry ban

United Kingdom, London
June 18, 2016 at 19:24 GMT +00:00 · Published

Pro-refugee activists of the British "Convoy to Calais" group gathered outside the French embassy in London on Saturday after French authorities banned them from entering the country through Calais.

Activists held banners and chanted slogans in support of refugees while protesting at the embassy. Some of the activists also took bags with aid and left them at the main entrance of the embassy, to "dump it on a small piece of French territory in the middle of London," as an activist said.

Earlier today, the activists blocked road access to the Eurotunnel at the border-crossing point in Dover. The pro-refugee group intended to board a ferry at the Port of Dover to deliver aid to migrants and refugees camped in the vicinity of what was known as the "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais, but were banned by French authorities, what triggered their protest.

Credit: The People's Assembly Against Austerity

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Pro-refugee activists of the British "Convoy to Calais" group gathered outside the French embassy in London on Saturday after French authorities banned them from entering the country through Calais.

Activists held banners and chanted slogans in support of refugees while protesting at the embassy. Some of the activists also took bags with aid and left them at the main entrance of the embassy, to "dump it on a small piece of French territory in the middle of London," as an activist said.

Earlier today, the activists blocked road access to the Eurotunnel at the border-crossing point in Dover. The pro-refugee group intended to board a ferry at the Port of Dover to deliver aid to migrants and refugees camped in the vicinity of what was known as the "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais, but were banned by French authorities, what triggered their protest.

Credit: The People's Assembly Against Austerity

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