After a fight broke out amongst gangs of Afghan and Eritrean fake refugees queuing for food, rioting spread from Boulevard des Justes near the city centre of Calais.
Violent gangs wielding rocks, knives, sticks and iron bars were reportedly involved in running battles through the city – with at least 200 people involved. People smugglers are suspected to have been involved.
Fighting began at around 3.30pm, before dying down shortly before 6pm.
The four fake refugees who were shot are said to be in a life-threatening condition and have been taken to hospital.
France’s interior minister Gerard Collomb said he was on the way to the port town to deal with the emergency. That’s probably once he finds a white bedsheet to wave!
Many fake refugees travel to Calais; under UN definition, a refugee is one fleeing a war or natural disaster in a neighbouring country. None of these people invading France, in violation of immigration laws, have any right to enter Britain.
They know that the UK’s welfare state is easy to abuse; it offers free flats to those claiming asylum, while British war veterans sleep rough on the street.