Authorities spend third day demolishing Calais refugee camp


Work at ‘Jungle’ camp appears to be progressing calmly but just a few residents have accepted offers to move elsewhere

French authorities are spending a third day gradually dismantling the makeshift migrant camp in Calais known as the “Jungle”, as official figures showed that so far just a handful of residents have taken up the chance to move to more permanent centres elsewhere in France.

Work crews, again protected by hundreds of riot police, continued the painstaking job of knocking down the wood-framed shelters lived in by many people, using power tools to level them before diggers scoop the debris into giant skips.

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