In the middle of the night, a hundred migrants tried to enter the port of Calais by cutting a wire fence. They also installed a makeshift roadblock in an attempt to block heavy goods vehicles. A truck driver was injured.
Around 3:30 a.m. on the night of May 13 to 14, a hundred migrants tried to enter the site of the port of Calais by cutting a wire fence located at the Calais Port 2015 site, as specified. The voice of the North. They also set up a dam made of wooden planks and rubbish across the harbor ring road in an attempt to block heavy goods vehicles.
According to the Pas-de-Calais prefecture quoted by AFP, projectiles were launched by the migrants and a truck driver, having received one, was injured in the head. He was transported by firefighters to the Calais hospital center.
Several trucks were damaged by projectile jets and traffic was slightly disrupted during the intervention of the police who used tear gas to disperse the migrants. These have fled when they approached and there was therefore no arrest.
“It’s not going, it’s not going, it’s not going … It’s starting again, there are enough, reacted to the regional daily Jean-Marc Puissesseau, the president of the port of Calais. “It is not worth making all the efforts if behind we have a polluted image, destroyed by migrants, who are not questioned!” not have seen for a long time an attempted intrusion of this magnitude.
Same weariness on the side of the president of the Hauts-de-France Regional Council, Xavier Bertrand: “There are enough … I don’t want to relive past history. We fought with [la maire LR de Calais] Natacha Bouchart for the dismantling of the jungle [en 2016] and for a settlement of the coastal migration situation ”. “The State has made commitments, they are not kept,” said the candidate declared in the 2022 presidential election.
In a letter to the Prime Minister, the two elected officials ask for the immediate deployment of additional human and material resources. “I asked for reinforcements for the BMR [la brigade mobile de recherche, chargée des questions migratoires], they are only 36 and I warned the State that the channels of smugglers had multiplied their activities by two and even three “, pointed out Natacha Bouchart, also considering it necessary” to modify the judicialization of the migratory question “.
Hundreds of migrants, Iraqis, Iranians, Sudanese or Eritreans, eager to reach England, are in Calaisis. Many of them try to cross by sea in small boats, others by trucks via the Channel Tunnel. Since the beginning of May, more than 180 of them have been rescued in French waters and brought ashore, according to figures communicated by the maritime prefecture.