The Border Takes Another Life

Yesterday afternoon, a 16 year old Sudanese boy was killed on the A16 motorway, near the entrance to the Euro tunnel. He was hit by a van at around 5.50pm. He was in cardiac arrest when the paramedics found him on the hard shoulder, and they were unable to revive him.

Later that evening, a group of mostly Sudanese refugees marched to the hospital. There they were met with masked police with flash ball guns, who intimidated and filmed the people as they grieved and tried to come to terms with what had happened. Eventually, after saying a prayer for the deceased, the people left the hospital and returned to the jungle.

This is the 22nd death in Calais this year that we are aware of. (The full list is here)

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