Eurotunnel announced Tuesday, July 28, have identified about 2,000 migrants attempting “to return” on Site Channel Tunnel to Calais on the night of Monday to Tuesday. This would be the largest intrusion attempt on the site for over a month and a half, assures a spokesman.
But this figure of 2,000 or even 2,200 migrants, as stated Le Figaro , is contested by several police sources quoted by AFP, speaking of some 1,200 intrusion attempts and specifying that some candidates for exile tried to introduce on the site several times.
“There has regular intrusion attempts by small groups who are repulsed but it is inaccurate to say that there had at the same time 2,000 migrants. “
” There have been arrests and this happened without drama “, the ministry of the interior. The prefecture of Pas-de-Calais, it was not able to specify these numbers.
Eurotunnel warned its users, shortly before 11 am, that delays took place from the England disturbances due to reasons “the presence of migrants in the night,” without giving further details.
According to Le Figaro , the migrants have “attempted to cling to march shuttles” and “fifteen” of them were injured, it was not that Eurotunnel confirm to Telegram , which has requested it.
Eurotunnel has insisted that no migrant is physically entered the tunnel. “They were intercepted at the gates or on the terminal, but in no event in the tunnel” , they said to the Telegram . Yet the media taking the information published by Le Figaro , with Current Values or La Libre , did not hesitate to affirm that these migrants had “invaded” the tunnel.
The migrants have actually benefited from the paralysis of traffic due to social conflict between the shipping company and Myferrylink Eurotunneltransmanche group to board the trucks stopped in Calais.
The interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, was traveling Tuesday in Britain for talks with his British counterpart Theresa May on migration, omnipresent 15 years in the Calais area.
According to official sources, the departure of some 5,000 migrants wishing to emigrate to Great Britain has so far been prevented, either on the site Eurotunnel or via the port of Calais. The Eurotunnel Group requested compensation of 9.7 million euros to the French and British governments to offset its expenses and operating losses since January 1, 2015 related to the influx of migrants.
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