Migrants in Calais erect flaming barricade built of branches

Migrants in Calais erect flaming barricade built of branches

The Jungle was dismantled in October 2016

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Migrants in Calais have built and set fire to a barricade made of tree branches near the port. 

The structure was built in the early hours of Thursday morning at Marck, which is a few kilometres up the road from the port. 

The local authorities said the structure caused no impediment to traffic.

Prior to the jungle being dismantled, migrants residing in Calais would place flaming blocks in place to try to impede trucks bound for Britain and sneak on board. 

This is the first dam of its kind to be built since the Jungle was demolished in October of 2016. 

It is a sign that migrants attempting to reach the UK might return to the shores of Calais.