6 migrants sew their lips shut to protest destruction of Calais camp
March 3, 2016 - Uncategorized
A small group of Iranian men are sewing together their lips in protest after they were evicted from the Calais camp, which French authorities dismantled earlier this week.
The camp — known as “The Jungle” — has been a makeshift home to thousands of refugees and migrants for months, making it one of Europe’s largest. French authorities ordered the destruction of the camp’s southern portion, a process that began on Monday.
The six Iranians, who are also on hunger strike, are demanding the camp be preserved and those living in it granted asylum. Read more…