Migrants invade Channel Tunnel
About 200 migrants broke into the Channel Tunnel on the French side Saturday, while several hundred others held up trucks near the port of Calais in attempts to reach Britain.
The migrants forced their way into Eurotunnel’s French terminal overnight, clashing with staff and police officers and causing a temporary suspension of rail services, Eurotunnel said. The company said traffic levels in the tunnel were back to normal later Saturday after safety checks, although passenger services were expected to run with delays of up to two hours.
Migrants also targeted the port of Calais, trying to board trucks lining up on the approach road to the port. Officers intervened to prevent the group, which a police source estimated to be at least 300, from entering the port.