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11th Dec 2016

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Calais residents protest to close camps

Thousands of people from the French city of Calais are to launch a protest Monday as part of demands to shut down a sprawling refugee camp nearby. The protest movement is set to block roads leading in and out of the port. Trade unionists, lorry drivers, police, and shopkeepers are to participate in the protest. Around 10,000 asylum seekers and migrants are living in the squalid camps.

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