Wednesday, 24 August 2016
FRANCE : CALAIS MIGRANT CLASH
PARIS—A Sudanese man was killed in a clash with other refugees near the port of Calais on Tuesday, police said, as a record number of migrants have become bottled up in the French coastal town. The man, in his 30s, died after violence erupted between Sudanese and Afghan refugees near a highway that leads to the port, said police. His death marks the 11th migrant fatality since January in the area. A second Sudanese man, 35, was wounded and has been hospitalized, police added. The violence underscores the tensions that have escalated in Calais—located on the French side of the English Channel—as more migrants seeking to reach the U.K. become stranded in northern France.
Posted by Kingsland Wolf at 14:00