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RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS RAZED CONTRARY TO RE-ASSURANCES February 1st 2016 10.15am (HR)

posted 5 Jul 2016, 04:20 by Chris Cox   [ updated 5 Jul 2016, 04:21 ]





Despite promises to the contrary, this morning at around 9am, the Calais Prefecture bulldozed the Mosque which stood in the newly created 'buffer zone'. Previously, they had agreed that The Mosque, The Church and The School would not be touched when they cleared the area to create a safe space between the camp and the public roads.

Devastated camp residents and volunteers watched the destruction.

Daily services were help in  the Mosque  which were regularly attended by as  many as 300 refugees.

Shortly after the bulldozers set to work  tearing down the Church, while residents scrambled to rescue what they could from the building.