Police violence aganst those trying to cross has escalated to appalling levels.
OVER 2000 MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN ARE LIVING AGAIN IN THE CALAIS JUNGLES WITHOUT EVEN WATER, NOR ENOUGH FOOD, TENTS, ETC.
There are over 2000 migrant people in Calais, more than in 2009 , and their number is rising. The main difference is that there are many more women and children now. They are living in makeshift camps in appalling conditions. Calais jungle is back, and full of people. Most of them are refugees from the most war torn countries in the world. The local associations who support the migrants are struggling to cope as there is not enough food, not enough tents, not enough blankets, nor clothes, nor shoes. People are hungry all the time and in most cases they don’t even have access to water. With winter coming the situation, already more than critical, will become untenable. The coming winter is to be extremely cold, according to forecasts.
POLICE VIOLENCE AROUND THE PORT HAS ESCALATED TO APPALLING LEVELS
There are, daily, hundreds of people running after lorries even in broad day light, or climbing the port fences. Scenes like we never saw in Calais, reminiscent of Ceuta and Melilla. Such is the desperation to get into the UK. Very few people are crossing, due to increased police presence around the port. 300 migrants took the ferry port by assault: 100 managed to get in but they were all stopped and escorted back out by police and port security. The UK has promised 15 millions to fortify the border more. The police’s reaction to the augment of people trying to cross has been to further escalate violence against migrants whenever they find them in the zones of passage. Use pepper spray more often. Beat people up harder. We have many reports of such violence, including broken bones.
A 16 years old girl form Ethiopia died on Tuesday morning after being hit by a car while running on the motorway with others. The accident happened shortly after 3 am. The victm was taken to hospital unconscious, and passed away a few hours later.
On the night between Monday and Tuesday, fierce fighting erupted between Eritreans and Ethiopians over the control of a lorry park. The fights continued into the day and spread to the jungle by Tioxide, involving hundreds of people. The police intervened to separated them. At least 7 people ended up in hospital.