Alexa
  • Directory of Taiwan

Migrants clash in French port city amid tensions, 7 injured

Afghan, Eritrean migrants clash amid rising tensions in French port city, leaving 7 injured

Migrants clash in French port city amid tensions, 7 injured

PARIS (AP) -- A clash between about 200 migrants trying to get to Britain from the northern French port city of Calais has left seven injured.

Police union official Gilles Debove says the clash near a tent camp between migrants from Afghanistan and Eritrea left one with a broken leg. Others suffered superficial wounds.

Calais is the destination of choice for migrants trying to sneak by truck or ferry across the English Channel. Many reached Europe via Italy.

The clash grew out of a dispute that erupted during a daily meal serving after someone cut the food line on Saturday.

Christian Salome of the Auberge des Migrants association, which distributes meals, said tensions were high because of tough, winter living conditions and slow truck traffic that diminished chances to sneak to Britain.


Updated : 2021-09-21 21:50 GMT+08:00