Migrant battles on the streets of Paris: Riot police clash with Afghans and Eritreans as they move in to clear up camps in French capital following closure of Calais Jungle

French riot police begin destroying camps full of UK-bound migrants in Paris 

Up to 3,000 migrants, many wanting to head to the UK, had set up tents on the pavements close to the Paris Eurostar hub but they were destroyed this morning after riot police moved in. It followed thousands of migrants arriving in the French capital following the razing of the Calais Jungle refugee camp last week. While some 5,000 Jungle residents agreed to be bused to resettlement centres around France, many others headed off independently, saying they still wanted to get to Britain.



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