Home | Friday 18th June 2010 | Issue 727
Over 100 African migrants were left homeless when the CRS finally evicted the Africa House squat in Calais (see SchNEWS 726) on Monday (14th). A fleet of police vans descended on the site in the early afternoon when most of the migrants were at the food distribution centre. After forcing their way into the compound, the CRS hunted down hiding migrants, arresting six. The abandoned factory has now been sealed off and looks set to be demolished later this month.
The scattered migrants are now being pursued around the city. On Tuesday (15th) 25 were arrested after a police raid on a house they had moved to after the eviction. The remaining migrants are now sleeping rough under bridges, in parks and on the beach. No Borders activists are now working overtime to try and find them places to stay.
* Demo in solidarity with migrants this Saturday (19th) at Churchill Square, Brighton, 12 noon, called by Calais Migrant Solidarity. For all group and individuals who oppose the repression and abuse of those who choose or are forced to migrate.