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Migrants sew lips together to protest treatment in Calais Jungle


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Migrants sew lips together to protest treatment in Calais Jungle

Migrants in France sewed their lips together in protest of their treatment in the Calais camp known as the “Jungle.”

The seven men, mostly from Iran, demonstrated as migrants were evicted and part of the shanty town destroyed.

The men stood in front of French riot police holding signs.

Sarwar, a refugee from Iraq, has been living at the camp for six months.

“I’m planning to go to UK, but how?,” he asked. “The border is closed. I cannot live in the Jungle anymore because CRS (French riot police) no leave me alone, destroyed my shelter, and I don’t know where my life is going.”

Sarwar said he did not want to relocate to a container offered by the French government because he said it is like a prison.

Authorities continued destroying homes to clear the southern part of the camp on Wednesday.

Thousands of migrants fleeing war and poverty have converged on the French port over the past year.

Many try to climb onto trains using the Channel Tunnel or into lorries heading to the UK.

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