EMERGENCY DEMO IN SOLIDARITY WITH CALAIS JUNGLE. TOMORROW TUESDAY 1 MARCH 7.30PM @ INSTITUT FRANCAIS, LONDON

Calais Migrant Solidarity

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Today the French government began its threatened eviction of 3,500 people living in the south half of the Calais Jungle. They came in hard with 50 vans of CRS riot police, water cannon and tear gas, followed by a demolition crew with crowbars and bulldozers. By the end of the day, just a small part of the south zone was cleared, but the police will hope that this display of brute force convinces others to leave “voluntarily”. They are expected to be back tomorrow to continue the eviction, which may last for weeks.

Will we just sit by and watch? Today people of the jungle braved the brutal force of the French state. Some occupied the rooftops of shacks, or fought back with stones against tear gas, rubber bullets, and truncheons. The least we can do is make a show of solidarity here in London, to show the people of…

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