By Steve Dellar  |  02-02-2018   News
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4 Teenage immigrants were fighting for their life and 25 others were left wounded after a huge fight broke out between two groups of illegals trying to make their way to the UK from the French port city of Calais.

The initial fight, which lasted almost two hours, broke out on the city's southern outskirts where the former immigrant camp called ‘the jungle’ used to be. Several groups had been standing in line for hours looking for food handouts from NGO’s.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="fr" dir="ltr">🎥🆘🇫🇷 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/France?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#France</a> : Bonne ambiance hier à <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Calais?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Calais</a> entre clandestins… <br>Simplement une opération punitive des Erythréens contre les Afghans a eu lieu ..<br><br>Plusieurs blessés il y a eu.. <a href="https://t.co/3lfnXUCQyz">pic.twitter.com/3lfnXUCQyz</a></p>&mdash; -₽ - 🅣 - 🅐 - (@PorteTonAme) <a href="https://twitter.com/PorteTonAme/status/959281841638223873?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">2 February 2018</a></blockquote>

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Some 100 Eritreans and some 30 Afghans could then be seen getting into a large fight, which started when one of the Afghans fired a gun into the crowd of Africans.

In the end, some four Eritrean teenagers are left in a critical condition with gunshot wounds and were rushed to a local hospital for surgery. Due to the severity of his life-threatening injuries, a fifth man was taken to the northern city of Lille to undergo operations;

Some 25 others were wounded due to "blows from iron bars", according to the local prosecutor's office.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="fr" dir="ltr">les rues de <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/calais?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#calais</a> avec les <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/migrants?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#migrants</a> armés <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/rt?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#rt</a> <a href="https://t.co/npGlbpSpVt">pic.twitter.com/npGlbpSpVt</a></p>&mdash; Daves62 (@CalaisLibre) <a href="https://twitter.com/CalaisLibre/status/959138449512157185?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">1 February 2018</a></blockquote>

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French citizens vented their anger on social media, with one writing ‘Les Rues de Calais avec les migrants armés’ – the streets of Calais full of armed migrants.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">BREAKING: Serious incident in clashes between asylum seekers in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Calais?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Calais</a> today. 4 said to be in critical condition and 13 more injured. Reportedly gunfight between Afghans &amp; Eritreans. Numbers have risen since Macron/May summit and pledge to fast track asylum applications <a href="https://twitter.com/SkyNews?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SkyNews</a> <a href="https://t.co/11vWW1l0sl">https://t.co/11vWW1l0sl</a></p>&mdash; Mark Stone (@Stone_SkyNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/Stone_SkyNews/status/959148416197591040?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">1 February 2018</a></blockquote>

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France's interior minister, realizing the seriousness of the events, said he would urgently visit the area: "After today's serious incidents I shall be heading for Calais tonight to take stock of the situation with the prefect, the mayor and local players."

Source:

http://www.lemonde.fr/immigration-et-diversite/article/2018/02/01/calais-quatre-migrants-blesses-par-balle-lors-d-une-rixe_5250587_1654200.html

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