The background to our visit to the Jungle unofficial camp this summer was the news that the French authorities had decided in their wisdom to close all the shops and cafes in the bustling main street of the camp.
A few days previously the heavily-armed CRS Police had marched in number along the street, entering every business there, confiscating food and water. … Read the rest
The ‘jungle’ refugee camp faces destruction by the French government following the visit of Minister of Interior Bernard Cazeneuve and now a blockade starting on Monday by local businesses, truckers and dockers.
The refugees have been attacked by the French and British governments and a hostile press. … Read the rest
This week we saw armed police surrounding a Muslim woman on a beach in Nice and forcing her to remove clothing. This is part of the racist and sexist policy being imposed on Muslim women in France, where so far 15 towns have introduced a ban on the burkini. … Read the rest