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France: Fiery clashes rage in Calais as sun sets on mass eviction00:57

France: Fiery clashes rage in Calais as sun sets on mass eviction

France, Calais
October 24, 2016 at 20:40 GMT -00:00 · Published

Clashes erupted after thousands of refugees and migrants were evicted from the Calais refugee camp, nicknamed the 'Jungle', on Monday.

Many erstwhile inhabitants of the camp were relocated to around 300 different refugee centres across the country before the clashes broke out at nightime.

The eviction operation, which will involve the removal of some 10,000 refugees and migrants from the site over a three day period, comes after French President Francois Hollande issued a dismantling order for the camp.

France: Fiery clashes rage in Calais as sun sets on mass eviction00:57
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Clashes erupted after thousands of refugees and migrants were evicted from the Calais refugee camp, nicknamed the 'Jungle', on Monday.

Many erstwhile inhabitants of the camp were relocated to around 300 different refugee centres across the country before the clashes broke out at nightime.

The eviction operation, which will involve the removal of some 10,000 refugees and migrants from the site over a three day period, comes after French President Francois Hollande issued a dismantling order for the camp.

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