CRS Police are back in the camp confiscating food and bikes from refugee run shops and restaurants. The result of a court case concerning evictions from these premises is due tomorrow. The restaurants provide food and emergency shelter for 150 people per night on average.
They are community spaces where refugees can talk and charge there phones.
The shops allow refugees to buy there own food to cook with instead of waiting in line for hours for food distribution.
Refugees in Calais are not welcome and face hostility from police and locals on the one hour walk to the nearest shops.
We are appalled that the Calais “Jungle” exists and that the french authorities provide little alternative in shelter and food.
The vast majority of resources and effort instead is spent on a destructive and violent police force.