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Five Migrants Shot in Huge Calais Brawl Between Afghan and Eritrean Gangs

Eight migrants shot in Calais with four fighting for their lives during a fight between Afghan and Eritrean rival gangs

Four UK-bound Eritrean migrants were shot and four others seriously injured by improvised weapons in Calais as police tried to break up a bloody fight between Afghan and Eritrean rival gangs. (Photo: Jamie Wiseman)

BY AFP

Five migrants were shot during a giant brawl in Calais, leaving four fighting for their lives Friday in what the French government called an “unbearable” escalation of violence in a port that serves as a gateway to Britain.

Twenty-two were hospitalized with injuries after three fights across the city, which drew in hundreds of the migrants camped out in the hope of stowing away on a truck bound for England, according to officials. Continue reading Five Migrants Shot in Huge Calais Brawl Between Afghan and Eritrean Gangs

Hammond: African ‘Marauding’ Migrants Surge Threaten EU Social Infrastructure

Hammond’s comments, some of his most outspoken on the subject yet, underscore how the British government is ramping up its anti-immigration rhetoric in response to a spike in migrant attempts to reach Britain via the Channel Tunnel from France. (Photo: Oliver Jobard)

By Steven Swinford | The Telegraph,

Millions of African migrants pose a threat to the standard of living and social structure of the UK and the rest of Europe, the Foreign Secretary has warned.

Philip Hammond said under EU laws migrants can be “pretty confident” that they will never be returned to their home countries, adding that it will not be “sustainable” if Europe has to “absorb” millions of African migrants. Continue reading Hammond: African ‘Marauding’ Migrants Surge Threaten EU Social Infrastructure