Authorities dismantled part of a makeshift migrant camp known as “the Jungle” in the northern French port city of Calais on Monday. The tense scene that resulted in several huts being set ablaze and activists clashing with police.
The camp has for years served as a jumping-off point for migrants trying to make it to the U.K., given the camp’s proximity to the Eurotunnel. An estimated 4,000 people live in the camp, according to the Associated Press. French authorities said that between 800 and 1000 people were affected by the demolition, while human rights groups said that 3,000 people were affected.
At least three activists were arrested during the demolition, according to the AP, but no one was injured.
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