Reactions as wall building near Calais migrant camp begins

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People reacted as building work began on a wall to protect the port in the northern French city of Calais from repeated attempts by migrants to stow away on trucks heading for Britain.

Reactions as wall building near Calais migrant camp begins

Work starts on wall near Calais ‘Jungle’ migrant camp: AFP / Calais (France) – 20 September 2016 14:50 – AFP – LEAD Building work began Tuesday on a wall to protect the port in the northern French city of Calais from repeated attempts by migrants to stow away on trucks heading for Britain, an AFP reporter said.The wall, one kilometre (half a mile) long and four metres (13 feet) high, will pass within a few hundred metres of the sprawling migrant camp known as the “Jungle”, which charities say now houses more than 10,000 people.The wall will extend the wire fences that already run down each side of the main road leading to the port.Local authorities say the wall is expected to be completed before the end of the year.dac/gj/gd/ric

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