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Far-right Extremists Robbed Calais Refugees Posing as Police Officers

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A group of far-right young activists reportedly robbed refugees in Calais “Jungle” camp, while impersonating police officers.

The robbers, who were taken into custody Wednesday, turned out to be mere teenagers, with ages ranging from 14 to 19. However, the group included the founder of an anti-immigration movement and a couple of protest organizers, reports Sunshine Coast Daily.

Unfortunately, the "activists" resorted to trivial robbery instead of political careers. They have reportedly conducted up to seven attacks since the beginning of the year, stealing cash and mobile phones worth €4,000 total, shouting  "police!" whenever someone attempted to intervene.

The young men have now been arrested and await a court hearing in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France.

The refugee crisis provoked a series of attacks on immigrants across Europe. The Calais "Jungle" camp is now surrounded by far-right activists from Generation Identitaire group, who set up barricades, burn tires and even clash with the police, all under makeshift banners urging immigrants to head back to their homeland.

According to the police, 14 members of Generation Identitaire have already been arrested. The officials claim they "will not let extremist movements manipulate the migrant crisis."

The Calais camp consists of migrants who seek asylum in the United Kingdom. According to a Médecins Sans Frontières report, there is some access with some food distribution and heat is available, but sanitation remains poor and there are issues of water quality. About 30 people died at the Camp during the past two years.

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Extremism, Robbery, Calais camp, Generation Identitaire, Calais, France
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  • Athanasios
    The article is mixing up adolescents, right-wing ideology, and Generation Identitaire with Médecins Sans Frontières and the poor living conditions of the migrants, in order to create the bad-good contrast.
  • terryjohnodgers
    Anti-immigration is now 'right wing' or shock horror, 'far right wing'? How about a group of young men who are doing to the 'migrants' what the 'migrants' have been doing to the local French populace for some time now? That should be the real story. This article from a Queensland rag is such a beat up of what really goes on in that 'jungle camp' that the reporter, Lizzie Dearden, should be sent back to university for re-education - sorry - indoctrination because her biased slant against anything that is considered to be the new normal is just so obvious.
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