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Failed breach attempt by migrants in Calais

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By Euronews
Failed breach attempt by migrants in Calais

<p>A crowd of around 200 migrants, attempting to get to Britain, made a mass attempt to gain access to the Channel Tunnel near Calais in northern France. </p> <p>Several levels of security fencing were breached and appeared to take security personnel by surprise.</p> <p>Only a handful of French soldiers initially stood between the migrants and the entrance to the tunnel, however they were swiftly backed up by riot police.</p> <p>A stood ensued with the 200 migrants chanting slogans of, “Open the border” and “We are not animals”.</p> <p>They were eventually sprayed with a chemical irritant.</p> <p>Meanwhile, both the UK and France have asked other European Union nations to deal with the root causes of the issue.</p> <p>Both British Home Secretary Theresa May and her French counterpart have reportedly described the situation as a “global migration crisis”.</p>