French farmers, truckers and police have all united in a major protest in Calais, France calling on President Hollande to announce specific plans for the demolition of the "Jungle" camp which houses around 7,000-9,000 refugees primarily from Northern Africa and the Middle East. Farmers and truckers have parked their trucks and tractors on major freeways effectively creating a blockade of the Calais port.
Accorded to RT, violent crime within the camp has been on the rise and presents an increased danger to Calais residents. Reports have surfaced of some migrants attacking passing motorists, throwing various objects at windscreens and cutting trees in an attempt to hijack vehicles. There have also been reports of migrants threatening drivers with chainsaws and machetes.
One local Calais resident described the chaos to The New Observer as follows:
"They turn up in the center of the town, numbering 2,000, 3,000, 4,000, all over the place. They smash cars with iron bars. They assault people; they even assault children. They rob and they rape. What we endure is unimaginable."