That it didn’t take place in Ethiopian or in Eritrea, should be cause for worry for the average Frenchman.
Calais: Mass migrant fight leaves dozens hurt
Published: 22 Oct 2014 09:09 GMT+02:00
Police in Calais said on Tuesday they sealed off an industrial district of the French port city after a fight between illegal migrants, in the latest incident to hit the northern gateway
The port has for months been struggling to stem a tide of migrants trying to slip onto trucks and cross the Channel to Britain, despite a slew of recent measures to tighten security.
In the latest incident on Tuesday, police closed off an industrial area of the city where migrants from Ethiopia and Eritrea were battling each other with sticks, after firing tear gas to try and break up the fight.
The district in the Dunes industrial zone has recently become a refuge for migrants pouring into the port city, and unrest flared up Monday evening and continued into Tuesday.
One migrant was detained and dozens were slightly injured during the night, police said.