MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Saturday, up to 2,000 people, including migrants, protested in Calais over migrants' conditions. Later, some 150 migrants entered the port's territory after a demonstration in support of refugees, while 50 of them boarded the ferry named Spirit of Britain.
Port of Calais security incident is now resolved. Vessels are now clearing backlog as soon as we can.— P&O Ferries Updates (@POferriesupdate) January 23, 2016
Europe has seen a massive influx of migrants this year, as people flee conflict and poverty in the Middle East and Africa.
Tens of thousands of migrants have been trying to cross into the United Kingdom via the Channel Tunnel between Folkestone in Britain and Coquelles in Calais, northern France.
The EU border agency Frontex detected over 1.8 million illegal border crossings in 2015, in contrast to some 283,000 in 2014.