Since the big eviction wave in autumn 2013, most migrants in Calais are forced to sleep outside in tents. But weather and temperature are horrible at the moment. Wind and rain makes it very difficult or impossible to live like this.
On Sunday the police closed and destroyed one of last squats in Calais. Just five persons have found shelter in this house, which had been empty since months.
The Cops arrived in the afternoon, when some of the inhabitants were at home. Without any warning the Cops broke their door and entered the building. The persons living there explained to the police that they are sick and can not live outside. But they did not care about that fact. They forced the people to leave their home. The were not able to take all their personal belongings with them.
When the evicted persons went back the same day to collect their clothes, blankets, food etc., they saw that the cops had smashed and messed up everything inside the house. They had pepper sprayed beds, blankets and clothes, spilled cooking oil all over the floor and their things. They found their clothes in a puddle in the floor.
In addition, once more the cops stole personal property from migrants. Heaters, tobacco and bags were missing after this destroying mission.