After initially breaking on Rue89 the French media Channel TF1 has just released a video composed of several clips from the work of CMS. The police are shown pepper-spraying, being violent, abusive and unprofessional. This video combines several already high profile clips including the police playing loud music whilst raiding Africa House at night and the PAF punching an activist holding a video camera. A CMS activist talks to a radio interviewer about working on the ground in Calais and the use of video cameras in escalating violence towards migrants. A police spokesperson also attempts to claim that the police are highly professional whilst a clip of them playing football during a squat raid runs in the background.
CMS is glad that the systematic repression and violence towards migrants in Calais is getting is now widely known throughout France.
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