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EVICTION DAY 2

posted 25 Oct 2016, 00:44 by Chris Cox   [ updated 26 Oct 2016, 08:48 ]

6.30pm: SUMMARY OF DAY 2 OF JUNGLE EVICTION  - Refugee Info Bus

More adults were registered and transported on coaches to CAOs (Accomodation Centres) around France. Later in the afternoon, no queues remained for adult registration.

Registration for children was stopped during the afternoon, with minors not yet registered told to return tomorrow. Entry to the queue for children's registration was allowed on the basis of a two-second visual check by French authorities.

Women from multiple countries staged a protest appealing to the UK to consider their situation and provide a safe place for displaced women.

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A small team contracted by French authorities began dismantling structures and shelters at 3:05pm, by hand and with two small diggers. We expect this will continue tomorrow.


There was a large police presence in camp throughout the day, with a water cannon brought in during the afternoon, but we have not witnessed any major confrontations between police and residents.


Our main concerns today are around the registration of minors, many of whom will have to spend another night in the Jungle, risking violence, fires and other dangers.












FOOTAGE SHOT IN THE CAMP TODAY - Posted by The Worldwide Tribe

What do you do when you have nothing left?

Forced from their homes by the Taliban, ISIS, bombing, desperation and fear.

Forced from their homes again by the French Authorities, governments and riot police…

But still they dance.

What could be more beautiful, more resilient, more defiant and strong and courageous and heroic than that?



4.00pm: The Worldwide Tribe





2.00 pm: DEMONSTRATION BY WOMEN REFUGEES WHO WANT TO GO TO ENGLAND. Click link for video footage.



10.00am: U13's ON THEIR WAY TO THE UK - posted by Help Refugees

We are DELIGHTED to inform you the first under 13's who qualify for the Alf Dubs amendment are on the bus to safety in the UK. #dubsnow#refugeeswelcome



8.20am - posted by Caroline Gregory