The Jungle: Pre-Eviction

In the week leading up to the eviction of the makeshift refugee camp in Calais, France, known as the Jungle, CRS riot police continued incursions into the camp at night.

Saturday night saw a sustained attack lasting more than three hours, using water cannons, tear gas rounds, rubber bullets and baton charges into the camp permitter. Monday was a smaller action, with officers throwing tear gas grenades into camp and firing tear gas rounds at waist height along one of the main roads.

Charity workers, volunteers and refugees have said they feel the police are using the camp as a training ground, preparing for the worse-case scenario in the lead up to the eviction, which is expected to start from 24 October.


Associated Press: Eviction Fears

Associated Press: Police Clashes

Report Digital: Police Water Cannon Clashes

Report Digital: Police and Refugee Clashes

Report Digital: Police Throw Tear Gas Grenades

Report Digital: Police Assault Rifles Guard Jungle Camp

Report Digital: Calais Jungle Refugee Archive

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