Mi­grants in­vade Chan­nel Tun­nel

The Washington Post Sunday - - THE WORLD -

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.

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