Calais ‘jungle’ demolition: Riots and chaos as police warn that British anarchists are stoking trouble


French riot police are to begin pushing thousands of migrants out of the notorious Calais migrant camp this morning  before tearing down its sprawling network of makeshift homes and shops.

Migrants carrying suitcases and bundles of possessions began queueing up in the early morning darkness at the official meeting points for transportation to reception centres across France.

The major three-day operation will clear the sprawling shanty town near the Calais port – a symbol of Europe’s failure to resolve its migrant crisis – of its estimated 12,000 occupants.


Jungle clearance finally begins after night of violence with police firing tear gas at migrants and British anarchists poised to fight French police.