Twice this week, immigrants have set up barricades in the port of Calais with the aim of slowing down the movement of trucks so that they can easily climb in and disappear into the UK.
Over the past few days, immigrants have tried to block traffic on the roads leading to the port city of Calais in northern France, where trucks cross the European subway to reach England.
Authorities said they set up immigration barriers on a secondary road on Wednesday, Thursday, Thursday, January 6, to slow down the movement of trucks bound for Britain, crossing the crossing border. France and the United Kingdom.
On Tuesday night, Jan. 4, 30 immigrants placed logs and trash cans on the bypass connecting the A16 and A26 highways near the port of Calais, according to the Pass-de-Calais Department.
But the governorate said it was not too early for security forces to intervene and traffic was not disrupted.
This is not the first time immigrants have used the system, and in November, immigrants made two attempts to place similar barriers on the same roundabout.
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According to officials, similar movements were repeated about 80 times in 2020 on the roads leading to the port of Calais.
Immigrants from northern France live in poor living conditions and live in informal camps on the outskirts of cities, waiting for the opportunity to enter the United Kingdom. On November 24, at least 27 migrants drowned in the English Channel while attempting to sail across a small boat.
But the way they hide in trucks makes immigrants dangerous on the highways. About two weeks ago, a 16-year-old Sudanese man died in a truck crash when he failed to get up.
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