Syrian refugees threaten to jump off roof at Calais ferry port, demanding entry to UK
PRESS RELEASE 4th October 2013
Update 10:30am, Port of Calais, France:
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French police are attempting to clear a protest by 65 Syrian refugees in Calais this morning.
2 young men are on the roof of the port’s departure lounge, threatening to jump unless their demand to enter the UK is met.
20 of the group are entering their third day of hunger strike.
The protesters want a representative from the UK to come to Calais to speak to them and grant them refuge in the UK.
This morning at 7.30 am around 70 riot police and border guards arrived at the departure lounge to violently evict the 65 Syrian refugees on protest there since 2 pm yesterday.
At 8:00 am today a representative…
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