French riot police clear three migrant camps in Calais

May 28, 2014 8:50 PM

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French riot police clear three migrant camps in Calais

There were angry scenes as riot police moved in to dismantle three camps in northern France housing hundreds of migrants hoping to cross the Channel to England.

More than 500 people, many fleeing conflict in Syria and Afghanistan, have been living in squalid conditions in the camps in Calais where an epidemic of scabies has broken out.

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