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Scores of migrants storm French port, tear down barriers

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Hundreds of migrants who have been living in squalid conditions in the “Jungle” camp offered by French authorities broke into the northern French port of Calais, tearing down barriers with about 50 of them boarding a ship.
35 of the migrants who were in the presence of supporting demonstrators were arrested, the Pas-de-Calais prefecture.

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Reports say the incident disrupted ferry traffic between Calais and Dover, England, for up to two hours.
French authorities said that 24 of those arrested are migrants and 11 are members of the pro-migrant activist group ‘No Borders’.

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