We’ve written often about the port city of Calais, France where illegal migrants from Africa and the Middle East are piling up in hopes of illegally entering the UK where they expect to get welfare goodies gratis of the Brits.
Remember! If they are legitimate asylum seekers they are required to apply for asylum in the first safe country they reach—in France or wherever they first landed in Europe. Instead thousands of them make their way to Calais and some are successful in getting across the English Channel and reaching their Nirvana.
This is not the first time violence has broken out between ethnic groups and with the police. See our Calais archive by clicking here.
From the UK Express (hat tip: Joanne). Be sure to visit the article because there is more with lots of photos.
Twenty-four migrants were seriously injured and many more hurt during the bloody pitched battle, which raged for more than six hours before the gangs were dispersed by heavily armed riot police.
Witnesses reported that knives, metal bars and wooden truncheons were used by the two rival factions, who also set fire to several huts at a notorious migrant camp dubbed ‘The New Jungle’.
The gangs, one made up of Eritreans and the other Sudanese, reportedly clashed after a row over access to the best ferry smuggling routes to England boiled over.
Calais-based newspaper Nord Littoral dubbed the brawl a “night of violence” and reported that the vicious fight lasted from midnight until around 6am this morning.
Two squads of France’s fearsome CRS riot police rushed to the scene, close to the town’s Jules Ferry Centre, where a vast illegal camp stretches across sand dunes into the port town.
The horrific brawl was the second serious disturbance at the notorious migrant camp in a matter of days.
News of the mass outbreak of violence comes just a week after it emerged that British lorry drivers are boycotting Calais because they fear “somebody will be killed” by illegal immigrants desperate to get into the UK.
Calais mayor Natasha Bouchart has previously sparked controversy by stating that so many migrants camp in Calais because they are desperate to get to the UK to take advantage of its generous benefits system.
She said: “They want to go to England because they can expect better conditions on arrival there than anywhere else in Europe or even internationally.
“Calais is a hostage to the British. The migrants come here to get to Britain.”
For all of our coverage of the ‘Invasion of Europe’ go here.
Don’t forget, it was the UK Labor Party and its leaders like the Miliband brothers who created the “generous benefits system” for immigrants in the first place! David Miliband is now the head honcho at the US resettlement contractor, the International Rescue Committee, and leading the effort (with the blessing of George Soros) to bring 65,000 Syrians to America ASAP! 14 Senators, dubbed the ‘Jihad Caucus,’ are urging Obama to bring in the 65,000 before he leaves office.