VIDEOS – After a demonstration in the port city, fifty anti-globalization activists and migrants reached Saturday to board a ferry to England. Among the twenty people arrested, eight will be judged Monday immediate appearance.
Six migrants and two anti-globalization activists No Borders will be judged Monday immediate appearance for having smuggled Saturday night on a ferry, announced the prosecutor of Boulogne-sur-Mer Jean-Pierre Valensi. These migrants, Afghan nationalities, Sudanese and Eritrean, and the two French activists are charged with “breach of the code of transport” and face a fine of 3,750 euros and six months in prison, said the prosecutor during ‘ Calais at a press conference attended by the Prefect of Pas-de-Calais.
The mayor, Natacha Bouchart, the PS deputy of Pas-de-Calais, Yann Capet, and the President of the Xavier Bertrand region will be received on February 3 by the Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and his counterpart of Justice Christiane Taubira. Sunday the mayor of Calais, who participated in a demonstration organized by traders and professionals from the port, said that “what happened yesterday (Saturday) is a failure of government.” “In the Calais region, the state of emergency does not exist,” added Ms. Bouchart. Earlier, the Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve had said “total determination of the government to ensure public order in Calais”.
The Department recalled in a statement the payment of 50 million euros as part of a “territorial contract” and the strengthening of law enforcement measures, including through the mobilization for months of 17 units of mobile forces (CRS companies and mobile police squads ). The document also refers to “significant tunnel safety work and port” since last summer, and the establishment of “humanitarian solutions” that “have reduced the number of migrants present in 4000, against 6,000 it a few months ago. ” Bernard Cazeneuve services have also stressed that the Interior Minister had already visited 7 times in Calais since he was in office.
The migrants evacuated after three hours blocking
On Saturday, the port of Calais was blocked for more than three hours after the intrusion of a fifty migrants on a ferry, a consecutive unique event at a local rally in support of their cause, bringing together 2,000 people, including demonstrators from several European countries. Several groups of people have forced a dam in the late afternoon to board the Spirit of Britain , from Dover and parked in the harbor. Around 20:30, after more than three hours of blocking, migrants were evacuated by the police, who used a mobile gateway to link up with the boat. According to the prefecture of Pas-de-Calais, 24 migrants were arrested on the ferry, and taken to the premises of the Air and Border Police (PAF) in Coquelles, near Calais. Eleven other people, No Border activists from the same source, have suffered the same fate.