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France: Protesters greet Macron ahead of immigration talks in Calais

France, Calais
January 16, 2018 at 20:26 GMT -00:00 · Published

French President Emmanuel Macron and Calais Mayor Natacha Bouchart met in Calais on Tuesday to discuss the country's approach to immigration, which could reverse previous policies on migrants attempting to cross to the United Kingdom via Calais.

The French President was greeted by a group of journalists, security personnel and protesters.

One of the protesters accused the police of using extensive violence on migrants and decried Macron’s current stance on migrants calling it "a policy that is clearly repressive, a police that has turned violent regarding the migrants.”

Macron will meet UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday near London to speak about the 2003 border control agreement that allows British officials to check on migrants in Calais.

The French administration is working on a new immigration and asylum legislation that will be discussed at the council of in February.

France: Protesters greet Macron ahead of immigration talks in Calais01:17
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French President Emmanuel Macron and Calais Mayor Natacha Bouchart met in Calais on Tuesday to discuss the country's approach to immigration, which could reverse previous policies on migrants attempting to cross to the United Kingdom via Calais.

The French President was greeted by a group of journalists, security personnel and protesters.

One of the protesters accused the police of using extensive violence on migrants and decried Macron’s current stance on migrants calling it "a policy that is clearly repressive, a police that has turned violent regarding the migrants.”

Macron will meet UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday near London to speak about the 2003 border control agreement that allows British officials to check on migrants in Calais.

The French administration is working on a new immigration and asylum legislation that will be discussed at the council of in February.

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