Migrants disrupting train traffic between France and England 03/10/15

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    "An aerial view of the migrant camp known as the New Jungle Camp, near Calais, northern France, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. There are more than 3000 migrants fleeing conflict zones or poverty, according to local officials, at the rapidly growing camp outside Calais, hoping to make it across the English Channel to Britain. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)"


    " PARIS -- Rail travellers between Britain and France have been warned of delays of up to three hours after a large group of migrants got on to tracks overnight in the French port city of Calais.

    Eurotunnel said a "highly organized group of more than 100 migrants" broke into the tunnel terminal in Calais at about 22:30 GMT Friday. All services were suspended overnight.

    Eurostar passenger trains and vehicle ferry services resumed progressively Saturday.

    The French police took control of the situation on site to prevent migrants crossing to the U.K., according to Eurotunnel."
     
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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-suspended-migrants-storm-Channel-Tunnel.html

    "Pitched battle under the Channel as dozens of migrants storm the Eurotunnel and get TEN miles down tracks before clashing with security guards in a 'mass invasion co-ordinated by BRITISH anarchists'

    Tunnel closed after raid in the early hours of Saturday morning
    Police are staff were pelted with stones as some 200 migrants charged
    All were captured but services have were shut down for 8 hours
    Passengers left facing confusion and delays of more than three hours
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    3 October 2015
     
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    "This is something new. We have never been faced with something like that. Their determination and aggressiveness are growing," a police source said.

    Police sources have in recent days pointed to the presence at Calais of militants from "No Borders", a far-left group that opposes border and immigration controls.

    Calais has long been an immigration flashpoint but in the past year has become part of a wider pan-European crisis, with states struggling to agree on how to handle inflows of people fleeing conflicts or poverty in the Middle East and Africa.

    A tightening of security at the sea port in Calais has prompted increased attempts to access the Channel Tunnel, leading to the deaths of several migrants.

    But migrants also targeted the port in a separate incident on Saturday, attempting to jump on lorries queuing on the approach road to the port, a Reuters photographer on site said."

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/03/us-europe-migrants-eurotunnel-idUSKCN0RX06K20151003
     
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