It had become the largest squat in Calais in recent times. Africa House had become something of a misnomer; it had come to be the living space of Sudanese, Eritrean, Ethiopian, Iranian, Pashtun and Hazara (Afghan) migrants, as well as that of the European No Borders activists working alongside them. A spirit of comradeship prevailed with the different communities working together against the enemy; the police, who raided, arrested and assaulted people on a daily basis.
The site, which became a space of music, dance, communal meals, and regular language classes, as well as a battleground over the past year, is to be completely demolished by mid-september.
Residents moved to a new location, known as 'Global House'. However, this new site looks like its going to be evicted *tomorrow*, leaving a large body of the migrant population in Calais completely without shelter. The authorities are currently allowing people to leave the site but are bloaking access to it.
Join the resistance: come to Calais as soon as you can!