Update on eviction activities

Calais Migrant Solidarity


On Thursday afternoon the verdict of the trial attempting to stop the eviction of the south part of the jungle was announced. The demolition will go ahead with the exception of ‘ social spaces’ those mentioned included Jungle Books, the Woman and Children’s Centre, mosques and churches. Lawyers are appealing this decision.

On Thursday night/Friday morning there were 3 fires in the jungle. One person is in critical condition suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning.

The authorities for the moment wish to make a ‘camera friendly’ eviction, they have promised not to use bulldozers and the interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, said the eviction would be gradual.

The first step of that gradual eviction was that on Friday the prefecture appeared at the camp and went round telling people to move, some of the authorities were in plain clothes. They asked people to move either to the container camp, already nearly full…

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