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French Authorities Demolish Makeshift Church Used by Thousands of Migrants in “Calais Jungle”

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on February 2, 2016

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In this frame grab from APTN taken on Monday Feb. 1, 2016, a policeman stands guard as a mechanical digger destroys a makeshift church at a migrant camp in Calais, France. A regional official said the operation Monday was the culmination of a two-week effort to clear a 100-meter security zone around the perimeter of the camp. The official said authorities the migrants and charity groups helping them were informed Jan. 19 of the pending demolition, and that no one was hurt in the operation. (AP Photo/APTN)

In this frame grab from APTN taken on Monday Feb. 1, 2016, a policeman stands guard as a mechanical digger destroys a makeshift church at a migrant camp in Calais, France. A regional official said the operation Monday was the culmination of a two-week effort to clear a 100-meter security zone around the perimeter of the camp. The official said authorities the migrants and charity groups helping them were informed Jan. 19 of the pending demolition, and that no one was hurt in the operation. (AP Photo/APTN)

In this frame grab from APTN taken on Monday Feb. 1, 2016, Reverend Teferi Shuremo holds a cross and watches as a makeshift church is destroyed at a migrant camp in Calais, France. A regional official said the operation Monday was the culmination of a two-week effort to clear a 100-meter security zone around the perimeter of the camp. The official said authorities the migrants and charity groups helping them were informed Jan. 19 of the pending demolition, and that no one was hurt in the operation. (AP Photo/APTN)

In this frame grab from APTN taken on Monday Feb. 1, 2016, Reverend Teferi Shuremo holds a cross and watches as a makeshift church is destroyed at a migrant camp in Calais, France. A regional official said the operation Monday was the culmination of a two-week effort to clear a 100-meter security zone around the perimeter of the camp. The official said authorities the migrants and charity groups helping them were informed Jan. 19 of the pending demolition, and that no one was hurt in the operation. (AP Photo/APTN)

 

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