French riot police use tear gas to suppress 300 migrants as they try to storm lorries bound for the UK at Calais

Riot police used tear gas grenades on Wednesday to control a horde of 300 migrants attempting to stow away on UK bound lorries as they approached the port of Calais on a motorway.
An extra forty hardline CRS troopers were also deployed at the Channel port last night as hundreds more migrants from Africa joined more than 2,000 at a giant camp dubbed ‘the open air Sangatte’.

Police Union spokesman for the Calais region Johann Cavallero said: ‘We are being overrun by waves of migrants numbering between two and three hundred at times’.

Between 50 and 150 migrants, mostly from east Africa, are arriving daily at Calais within sight of Dover after crossing the Sahara and the Mediterranean and transiting via Italy.

  • Millie_Woods

    If England wants to be a magnet for these people, why don’t the French just let them cross? Sometimes you have to expand a complex problem before you can solve it.

    • I am surprised the French have been so efficient.

    • Icebow

      We don’t want to.

      • Millie_Woods

        Then take to the streets before It becomes your only choice. I know, easier said than done.

  • immortalcat

    Even that large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the EUcrats and all the odious apparatus of progressive rule, we shall flag and fail. We shall go on yakking to the end, we shall take fright in France, we shall not fight on the seas and oceans, we shall take flight from our Island with growing despair and growing sharia in the air, we shall not defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall greet them on the beaches, we shall welcome them on the landing grounds, we shall hide in the fields and skulk in the streets, we shall fight the xenophobes; we should always surrender..

  • Dana Garcia

    There’s been talk of a Bering Strait tunnel to connect Asia and North America. I can’t imagine a worse idea.