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Distressing scenes as Calais migrant camp eviction resumes after clashes

Distressing scenes as Calais migrant camp eviction resumes after clashes
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By Seamus Kearney
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The camp known as "The Jungle" is being slowly torn down after French authorities won a court order last week

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It is another distressing moment at the migrant camp known as “The Jungle”: a migrant appears to threaten to harm herself before being overpowered by police officers.

This is just one of the scenes at the Calais camp in France where the controversial partial eviction of migrants and bulldozing of makeshift shelters is underway.

It is reported the woman was pregnant. She and another migrant were reportedly taken to a police station.

The camp is being slowly torn down after French authorities won a court order last week.

The eviction resumed on Tuesday after a night of violent clashes between police and some of the migrants.

The government is promising to offer alternative shelter to all of those in the camp, thought to number between 800 and 3,500, according to various estimates.

Refugee 'slits wrists' as her home is demolished in Calais 'Jungle' https://t.co/wwUrDwzAr2

— The Independent (@Independent) March 1, 2016

French police spray migrants with water cannons and tear gas in bid to clear camp https://t.co/o32yEkNKO7#Calaispic.twitter.com/XvvZIXVzY6

— Mashable (@mashable) February 29, 2016

Incredible photos inside the Calais refugee camp as the French military forces people out. https://t.co/LCcr03Lf0qpic.twitter.com/iUd6XKRxM6

— Upworthy (@Upworthy) March 1, 2016

#UPDATE French authorities begin bulldozing half of the “Jungle” migrant camp Calais https://t.co/48K3mdAuEIpic.twitter.com/Nel6GdtJU6

— AFP news agency (@AFP) February 29, 2016

Calais 'Jungle' eviction gets go-ahead: https://t.co/FBZ0ASEiXf Tell your MP to safely reunited families: https://t.co/XYQO59Nz2i

— Amnesty UK (@AmnestyUK) February 25, 2016

In Lords today JustinWelby</a> called for more to be done for unaccompanied children in Calais <a href="https://t.co/W5PUEtFOPv">https://t.co/W5PUEtFOPv</a> <a href="https://t.co/M3QFCktAkV">pic.twitter.com/M3QFCktAkV</a></p>&mdash; churchstate (churchstate) March 1, 2016

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