The migrants are coming! The migrants are coming!
The Port of Calais has been closed after more than 100 migrants stormed the harbour, pictured, in a bid to get to Britain. (Daily Mail)
Hundreds of migrants stormed a British ferry Sunday near the French Calais Jungle Camp.
The migrants were caught on video storming the ferry.
The Daily Mail reported:
British anarchists were among some 35 people under arrest in Calais on Sunday after leading a ‘scandalous’ invasion of the ferry port by some 500 migrants.
Not only did the thugs tear down security fences and threaten violence, but they also defaced a statue of France’s wartime leader and former president Charles de Gaulle.
Masked agitators from the left-wing group No Borders were filmed during the trouble on Saturday afternoon as they tried to get people to the UK.
Xavier Bertrand, the president of the French region which covers Calais, said: ‘The attitude of No Borders in Calais is scandalous – there must be a punishment,’ said ‘I demand that the government urgently holds a crisis meeting,’ Mr Bertrand added on Twitter.
It later emerged that eight of those arrested in Calais for the storming of the ferry were to face immediate trial.
Six migrants and two activists from No Borders face a maximum penalty of six months in prison and a fine equivalent to £2,800 if convicted.
The eight were among the larger group who stormed on board the P&O ferry, the Spirit of Britain, on Saturday.
Nine of those arrested were members of No Borders, the interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, said in a statement.