Around 40 “anti-migrant” protestors in front of Calais town hall

The call was launched on Facebook: a demo to denounce the presence of migrants in Calais gathered together around 40 people this Thursday in front of the town hall.

All used the same discourse displayed on their banners (“Calais has become a dustbin, we need to close the borders”, “Totally sick of immigration in Calais”). The assistant to the mayor and local representative of Droite forte [Strong right], Emmanuel Agius, went to meet the protesters who said that their action would continue until midday and then 400 people were expected.

A militant anti-fascist who was also present indicated that a counter-demo would take place later in the morning. For now, the police presence (a car) is very discrete.