Calais in shutdown after hundreds of migrants storm port


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The Port of Calais has been closed this evening after a storm of migrants broke into the harbour.

Around 500 migrants stormed the site and some have even made it on to ferries in a desperate attempt to reach Britain.

It came after a protest organised by French leftists to support migrants living in squalid conditions in the northern city of Calais drew around 2,000 people, according to organisers.

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The protest on Saturday came as British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visited the region, which is temporary home to about 4,000 migrants camped out in hopes of finding a better life in Britain, across the Channel.

French officials said a group of 500 people forced their way through police lines and headed to the port, and 150 people were able to get into the fenced-off area.

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The Mayor of Calais Natacha Bouchart closed the port and said around 50 migrants made…

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