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Calais ‘jungle’ eviction imminent, urgent support needed

No eviction without solutions! Freedom of movement for all! Open the border!

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English translation by google:

MIGRANTS – Reportedly, a thousand CRS has received the order to be ready from Monday, October 17 in the Calais region to start operations to evacuate the camp of migrants.

Seven thousand migrants to evacuate. The police have just received their orders for the evacuation of the “jungle” of Calais. In a telegram sent by the place Beauvau to all zonal directions CRS, the fixed Interior police forces ten days to regain possession. In it, LCI has acquired the mission entitled “Calais dismantling device” will last from Monday October 17 to Thursday, October 27th. In all, there are 19 companies that CRS will be solicited throughout this period.

Prevent the resettlement of migrants

According to our information, 15 units of mobile forces (UFM) are provided for this major operation. Part of the CRS will be assigned to the same device of the dismantling of the camp Lande. Others will filter the access of people to the camps during operations. Moreover, hundreds of CRS will hold a treatment sites of security device in charge of migrants. Finally, the remaining forces – more than half of the CRS – will be used to prevent the resettlement of migrants in the Calais area.

A thousand men mobilized

At the presence of CRS, will add nearly 150 local policemen: staffing of the Calais police, anti-crime brigade reinforcements of the departmental security. It also asked the police to ensure the safety of goods outside of the evacuation operation, including “impermeability of the port area”, the free movement on the ring road and the motorway as well as in city.

Contacted by LCI, the Interior Ministry declined to comment, confirm or deny this information.



it is really dangerous: police are using very nasty CS gas (Nobel Securitè again) it makes you go down and it makes you really ill; they are firing tear gas and rubber bullets directly at people, causing huge numbers of appalling injures; they have new guns with laser lights and they are pointing them at people, they pointed at a journalist and they have shot also activists and volunteers during incidents on the motorway AND at the protest last Saturday, 1st October:  a local anti racist had a rubber bullet flying few inches from his head. The press reported 5 cops lightly injured, but nobody knows how many people in the camp were injured when the pigs fired directly into the crowd – I hope none in serious condition, nobody went to hospital as far as I know but .

All the French government has to offer in reality is a program of mass dispersal and mass deportations. Most of the accommodation places promised are yet to be found. No plans for minors, women and their children, families and vulnerable people. There are many more than 10.000 people in the jungle, many more.

Most of all we would like to hear for plans to delay the eviction, at least until the new accommodation places are found; at least until there are solutions for the minors, the women, the families with young kids. 

Many people do not want to go to the new accommodation places (CAOs)  because they want to go to UK not stay in France. People who have finger prints in other European countries do not want to go because mostly they get deported back there directly from the CAOs.


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Many people in Calais ‘jungle’ want to stay and resist, despite increasingly brutal repression. Please support them! Freedom of movement for all! Open the border!