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Eurotunnel disruption following Calais fires

Burning tyres on the approach to the Eurotunnel terminal Credit: Twitter / @VTELLIER

There has been some disruption to Eurotunnel services after protesting French ferry workers burned tyres on the motorway approaching the terminal in Calais.

Tyres were burned on the motorway approaching the terminal in Calais Credit: ITV News

The workers have repeatedly protested planned job cuts in recent weeks, leading in some cases to long queues of traffic building. Migrants in nearby camps have tried to take advantage of the queues by jumping on lorries heading to the UK.

The remains of the burnt tyres Credit: ITV News

Both Eurotunnel entrances were blocked, but have now reopened following the protest.