Video: Rioting migrants yesterday- Calais to Dover port

Context posted on orginal video: This group appeared out of nowhere and swamped the road around our coach. They left us alone but broke into the trucks to steal and try and stow away over the border. Watch the guy in the backpack! end context

These are opportunistic stowaways on the roads leading up to the port of Calais. Groups of asylum seekers and economic migrants from outside of the EU live in makeshift camps on the outskirts of the port and attempt to hide within HGVs (Heavy Goods Vehicles) in an attempt to cross the English Channel for a better life in the UK.
The security technologies in place within the English-operated area of the port pick up the majority of these individuals before the vehicles board the ferries. The main issues surrounding these attempts are the safety of the drivers and the migrants, as well as the economic impact from spoiled/damaged cargo/vehicles.
The more serious issue for UK immigration is the threat from organised gangs who collude with drivers and modify HGVs to allow stowaways to evade detection.

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Sasha Perkins

Administrative Assistant and Journalist at the Pluto Daily since 2012.