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Sep 6, 2016

TRUCKERS' BLOCKADE * France & UK BORDER, against TRUCKERS' JUNGLE migrant camp

* Calais - Truckers' Jungle migrant camp protest flops as holidaymakers are simply diverted around their roadblock

(Video by REPORTERBOX - Sep 5, 2016Calais is bracing itself for a week of severe disruption as French truckers begin a seven-day blockade of the port as they call for the closure of the Jungle migrant camp. Under light rain, around 80 trucks began a 'go-slow' on the A16 motorway - the main artery for freight and passengers heading for Britain either via the port or Channel Tunnel) 

--- French truckers who planned to cause chaos at the port of Calais have had their protest against the Jungle migrant camp branded a flop as holidaymakers have been simply diverted around their roadblock... The town, in northen France, had been bracing itself for a week of severe distruption after truckers, farmers and business owners vowed to cut off the port in protest at the makeshift migrant camp... There had also been fears that the blockade would also cause chaos in Kent, if ferries were to stop running, forcing Operation Stack on the M20 to be put into place. But with sailings running on time, the M20 was also operating as normal... The protest began this morning under light rain when around 80 trucks began a 'go-slow' on the A16 motorway - the main artery for freight and passengers heading for Britain either via the port or Channel Tunnel... Farmers also joined the demonstration on their tractors as up to 500 people joined a 'human chain' protest in the blockade dubbed 'Operation Snail'...
... The truckers insist they will keep protesting until they receive a date when the Jungle camp, now home to 10,000 migrants, will be torn down... Local residents also say they makeshift camp is a blight on their businesses, and that those living there are involved in every kind of crime, from theft to attacking delivery lorries and trespassing on farm land. They are also demanding that British authorities stop fining drivers £2,000 per migrant found in their lorries... The truckers want him to come up with an exact timetable... Migrants have resorted to increasingly violent measures to try to get on to UK-bound trucks... Calais mayor Natacha Bouchart who said: 'There might be chaos and disorder on Monday but this is for a good cause. We want things to change. There is chaos every day and every night. We want the French government to take its responsibilities and put an end to this particularly difficult time we are facing' ... Criminal gangs are adopting new methods to smuggle migrants into the UK – including throwing items at cars to try to make them crash... Richard Burnett, of the Road Haulage Association, said the protesters were 'in it for the long haul', adding that it will bring 'further misery' for British hauliers and locals in Kent... 
Calais, France - The Daily Mail, by JENNIFER NEWTON/PETER ALLEN & ARTHUR MARTIN - 5 September 2016

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