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Scuffles in 'Jungle' camp as clearance begins for second day

Migrants and refugees sit and crouch as police form a circle around them. Credit: RTV

Scuffles have broken out in the "Jungle" camp in Calais, less than an hour after French authorities began processing refugees and migrants for the second day.

The spat is thought to have started after unaccompanied children were separated from the main queue and taken to the front.

Someone shouted into a loudspeaker: "Sit down, the door is closed. Stop pushing", while cries of "Help, please help" were heard as people started to panic.

Migrants and refugees believed to be minors could be seen crouching down by metal barriers while police formed a protective circle around them.

The gate to the processing centre was temporarily closed while the chaos continued.

On Monday 1,918 residents left the camp ahead of its demolition.

On Tuesday and Wednesday 85 buses are expected to arrive at the camp to transport residents of the camp to accommodation centres across France.


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