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Migrants jailed for storming France ferry as ‘Jungle’ demolition looms

February 22
04:39 2016

Six migrants were given a month in prison on Monday for occupying a ferry in northern France, while charities warned thousands could be affected by plans to evict half of the "Jungle" refugee camp in Calais. The migrants from Afghanistan, Sudan and Syria were convicted alongside two activists, who received fines from the court in Boulogne-sur-Mer for their part in a protest last month calling for Britain to allow asylum seekers in. Towards the end of the protest in the northern port of Calais, some 150 people broke through a barrier around the port and about a third managed to board the "Spirit of Britain" ferry.

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