French authorities try to pry migrants from camp in eviction

February 26, 2016 1:42 PM

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CALAIS, France — French state representatives went from tent to tent on Friday trying to convince residents in a sprawling migrant camp in the port city of Calais to leave, a day after a court ruled that a mass eviction could go ahead.

Authorities wanted a ruling allowing them to raze the camp, where thousands of migrants from the world’s trouble spots have gathered to try to sneak across the English Channel to Britain via ferry or a Eurotunnel rail service. But Thursday’s court decision fell short of allowing a complete destructi...

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