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France: Migrants speak out amid looming eviction from Dunkirk camp04:26

France: Migrants speak out amid looming eviction from Dunkirk camp

France, Dunkirk
September 14, 2019 at 00:36 GMT +00:00 · Published

Migrants shared their thoughts amid a looming eviction from a camp at Grande-Synthe, near the French port city of Dunkirk, on Friday.

Migrant from Kurdistan called on French authorities not to clear the camp, saying, "What people are going to do after that?"

Migrant from Iran stressed that "you cannot stop these people. If you close this place, they'll go to another place."

"We tried to go to London. But I don't want to stay in France. All the people, not just me, everyone [wants] to go to the UK," noted migrant from Afghanistan.

The disused gym in Dunkirk, which reportedly houses more than 70 families, is expected to be cleared in the coming days.

On Thursday, the makeshift migrant camp in Calais, which had housed some 500 people, was cleared.

Earlier this week, Border Force patrols intercepted 86 people, which is believed to be the highest number of migrants attempting to cross the Channel in a day.

France: Migrants speak out amid looming eviction from Dunkirk camp04:26
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Migrants shared their thoughts amid a looming eviction from a camp at Grande-Synthe, near the French port city of Dunkirk, on Friday.

Migrant from Kurdistan called on French authorities not to clear the camp, saying, "What people are going to do after that?"

Migrant from Iran stressed that "you cannot stop these people. If you close this place, they'll go to another place."

"We tried to go to London. But I don't want to stay in France. All the people, not just me, everyone [wants] to go to the UK," noted migrant from Afghanistan.

The disused gym in Dunkirk, which reportedly houses more than 70 families, is expected to be cleared in the coming days.

On Thursday, the makeshift migrant camp in Calais, which had housed some 500 people, was cleared.

Earlier this week, Border Force patrols intercepted 86 people, which is believed to be the highest number of migrants attempting to cross the Channel in a day.