The mayor of the northern French port of Calais on Monday made a failed bid to halt construction of a wall aimed at stopping migrants from trying to reach Britain. Natacha Bouchart, who pledged on September 23 to use "all legal weapons in my possession" to fight the barrier, filed an injunction to halt work on the wall. But the local administration immediately overruled the move, allowing the work, which began on September 20, to continue.
CALAIS, France (Reuters) - A French judge on Thursday upheld a government plan to partially demolish a shanty town for migrants trying to reach Britain on the outskirts of the northern port of Calais, an official spokesman said.
CALAIS, France (Reuters) - Hundreds of migrants trying to make their way to Britain from Calais in northern France clashed with French riot police on Wednesday, Reuters witnesses and police said.
LONDON (Reuters) - Work on building a wall in the northern French port of Calais to try to stop refugees and migrants from jumping aboard trucks bound for Britain will begin this month, according to British officials.
Local authorities rejected an injunction filed by Calais mayor Natacha Bouchart