Syria refugees Calais protest

Syrian refugees in Calais are staging a protest demanding entry into the UK. Two young men are on the roof of the Calais port's departure lounge, threatening to jump unless their demands are met by UK authorities.

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UK Border Force: Syrian protesters French responsibility

UK border authorities have said the protest by Syrian refugees at the port of Calais is a matter for the French authorities. In a statement, the Home Office said:

The responsibility for legal and illegal migration in France is the responsibility of the French authorities.

We work very closely on matters of border security with the French authorities to maintain the integrity of the controls.

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