Africans vs Afghans. Government official: “This is a level of violence never seen before.”
Four migrants were in critical condition after being shot and more than a dozen others were injured, some seriously, during clashes in the northern French port of Calais between Afghans and Africans, local authorities said.
Some 22 people were hospitalised Thursday, according to an official total, including four Eritreans aged between 16 and 18 who needed surgery, local prosecutors said. Another wounded migrant was taken to the nearby city of Lille because of his “very serious state of health,” the local prefect’s office said.
“We have reached an escalation of violence that has become unbearable for both those from Calais and migrants,” said Interior Minister Gerard Collomb during a visit to one of the sites of the clashes. “This is a level of violence never seen before.”
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Calais, Hauts-de-France, France
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