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Closing 'Jungle' camp 'won't make any difference'

French lorry drivers have ended their 'go-slow' in Calais. Credit: PA Wire

Closing the 'Jungle' camp in Calais is unlikely to make any difference - as it will simply move elsewhere.

Reporting from Calais, ITV News' Dan Rivers said it will not address the problem of thousands of people in the French port wanting to get to Britain.

The French government have promised the camp will be demolished following protests by lorry drivers.

There are no details as to it will be dismantled and there are, as yet, no plans as to what will happen to the 10,000 inhabitants of the camp.

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French Government to dismantle Calais 'Jungle'

Protesters block the motorway. Credit: Reuters

Protesters calling for the Calais migrant "Jungle" camp to be demolished have ended their demonstration after the French Government promised to dismantle the camp.

Harbor workers, lorry drivers, farmers, shopkeepers and residents held a "go-slow" protest on the motorway in demonstration against the migrant camp in Calais.

Two convoys consisting of hundreds of tractors and lorries met on the main motorway, the A16, at the junction with the Channel Tunnel terminal today and, along with protesters on foot, settled in and refused to move.

Calais 'Jungle' camp protesters: 'We are not moving'

The blockade is causing travel chaos around Calais. Credit: PA

Protesters calling for the Calais migrant "Jungle" camp to be demolished have said they will not end their blockade "until we hear from the government".

Two convoys consisting of hundreds of tractors and lorries met on the main motorway, the A16, at the junction with the Channel Tunnel terminal today and, along with protesters on foot, have now settled in and refused to move.

Antoine Ravisse, president of a coalition of Calais businesses, said they want to make the roads in the area safe again.

He said: "It's unacceptable that today in France you can't travel without fear and without the certainty that you won't be attacked."

He added: "We are standing here and we will wait until we hear something back from the government."

Hot dogs and refreshments were given to people taking part. Credit: PA

'Go slow' Jungle protest causes delays around Calais

The 'go slow' protest caused long delays near Calais. Credit: APTN

A blockade of lorries and tractors held up traffic on the roads around Calais with a "go slow" protest against the "Jungle" migrant camp.

A convoy of trucks and tractors set off from Dunkirk to the north, while another made its way from Boulogne to the south at 7.30am local time on the A16, which runs along the edge of the town.

They are set to converge near the entrance to the Channel Tunnel and ferry terminals.

No traffic was being allowed to pass the blockade and police were stationed at the junctions, apparently to stop vehicles joining the motorway.

Hundreds of protesters also marched on foot along the road leading directly to the port.

A line of tractors take part in the protest. Credit: APTN

Protesters gather ahead of Calais 'Jungle' demonstration

People taking part in the protest march near the A16 towards Calais. Credit: Dan Rivers/ITV News

Protesters have been gathering in Calais this morning ahead of a planned demonstration against the "Jungle" migrant camp.

British cross-Channel travellers have been warned they face major disruption as French shopkeepers, police, unionists and farmers join hauliers in calling for the northern section of the camp to be demolished.

A trade association has warned drivers will stand their ground until they see action to dismantle the camp.

ITV News Correspondent Dan Rivers is in Calais:

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