Hundreds of French villagers march in protest at plans to re-distribute Calais migrants

Hundreds of French villagers march in protest at plans to re-distribute Calais migrants
 

Scores of migrants from the sprawling camp at the port town are being distributed throughout the country as the government looks to shut down the shanty town. 
Thousands are camped out at the de facto border with the UK in an attempt to illegally sneak into Britain, but French president Francois Hollande has declared it will bulldoze the entire site by the end of the year. 
He has pledged to dismantle the sprawling slum city before winter, relocating the 9,000 inhabitants to 164 locations across France.
Work could begin as soon as October 17, Calais officials say. 
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9 October 2016 in World News, Views: 38
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