Migrants: French police evacuate Grande-Synthe camp

Between 1,800 and 2,000 taken away. Castaner expected to visit

23 October, 11:52

    PARIS - French police on Tuesday morning cleared between 1,800 and 2,000 people from the migrant camp Grande-Synthe, near the port city of Dunkirk in northern France. The migrants were taken to other centers in northern France. Those evacuated include many families and minors who were hoping to reach Great Britain. They will now be temporarily hosted by the State while their individual cases and asylum applications are processed.
    The objective of the large operation, French authorities said, was to crack down on a network of people in the area aiding migrants to travel illegally.
    The operation on Tuesday was the sixth eviction of migrants from the Grande-Synthe camp since May 24.
    Interior Minister Christophe Castaner is expected to visit.

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