Today during the early afternoon, several families, with many woman and children, were holding a protest against the living conditions and the police violence in the jungle. This family protest was prevented from taking place by very large numbers of CRS. The CRS blocked the protest at the end of Rue des Garennes. The CRS showed up with eight vans and between 30 and 40 cops. They were equipped with shields and helmets. They brandished their bats and pepper spray cans. They even sprayed woman and children with cans of pepper spray from very close range. There were also baton rushes towards groups that included children. One woman present was thrown on the floor and police tried to steal at least one camera. By blocking this peaceful protest the French state is once again hiding whats happening in the jungle from the public and once again inflicting violence on people that fled to Europe seeking safety.
Video of the demonstration: the families want it to be diffused widely, and all faces of people who did not want to be in it have been edited out.
Aujourd’hui, en début d’après-midi, plusieurs famille principalement constituées de femmes et d’enfants ont manifesté contre les conditions de vie misérables et les violences policières dans la jungle.