Armed French police begin ‘clearing’ Calais refugee camp

More than 1,200 police and officials in France have begun an operation to clear the “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais. The camp has been housing at least 7,000 people in squalid conditions. Migrants queued peacefully to be processed, and the first of some 60 coaches that will carry them to refugee centres across France have now left. There is concern that some migrants will refuse to go because they still want to get to Britain and that weekend clashes with police could be repeated.
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