Migrants illegally settled on the grounds of Sangatte and Coquelles, near Calais (Pas-de-Calais), were expelled on Tuesday and 116 of them "
" in accommodation centers in the department, a announced the prefecture.
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These evictions follow a decision of the Boulogne-sur-Mer court, seized by the owners of two land who complained of illegal occupation, said the prefecture of Pas-de-Calais in a press release. It underlines the "
problems of security, sanitation and public tranquility
" posed by these occupations. “
At 10:00 am, 116 people were taken care of and sheltered in various accommodation structures in the department,
” explains the prefecture, also indicating that information raids preceded this operation. According to Human Rights Observers, an inter-association network of activists documenting how the evictions unfold, this camp hosted mostly Sudanese and Chadians. "
We counted about ten police cars, (the exiles) were surrounded, they could not go away and it is not certain that they had all the information,
”lamented a volunteer, while the associations regularly denounce shelters "
" in places far from Calais.
She referred to the call received from a migrant who was on a bus without knowing where he was heading.
According to the associations helping them, there are currently more than a thousand migrants trying to reach England in Calaisis, where the prefecture recorded 720 last week, and around 400 in Grande-Synthe, near Dunkirk (North ).