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Calais - NO charter flight Friday, but raids on migrants intensified

Calais Witnesses | 23.07.2009 20:40 | Anti-racism | Migration | Repression | South Coast | World

Calais update

Comment by Calais Witnesses on July 23, 2009 7:14 pm

It seems certain now the charter is NOT leaving tomorrow (Fri 24) after SALAM spoke to CIMADE, however it may be soon so there is no need to relax.

Raids on the jungles and squats have intensified: last night a Sudanese squat was raided 4 times, with tear gas and two people were taken; the Pashtun jungle was also raided in the early hours in the morning, nobody was taken but the police took pictures and counted all the migrants they found there – mostly minors as many of the adults who are more at risk of being deported have been hiding elsewhere; similarily there have been raids on Eritrean and Somali squats.

People on the ground are needed more than ever.

Many local people have gone to the jungle today after an appeal made by activists during a concert.

More updates later

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