French police move in against migrants in Calais camps

Police in the French port of Calais have moved in to clear makeshift camps occupied by migrants – mostly from Africa and the Middle East – who are trying to get to Britain.

The AFP news agency reported that police blocked road and sea access to the port after they obtained a court order for the camps to be disbanded.

Officials say they acted because of concerns over poor sanitary conditions.

In May 800 migrants occupying camps near the port were removed.

Calais aid workers at the scene of Wednesday’s raid said that many migrants managed to escape from the police but others were arrested and driven off in buses…

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