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    Migrants, background, watch French gendarmes patrolling on the road leading to the port in Calais, northern France, Friday Feb.2, 2018. Police reinforcements are arriving in the French port city of Calais after clashes among migrants left 22 people injured, as the interior minister warned of a worrying spike in violence

    French Police Clashing With Migrants in Calais: Four Injured - Reports

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    PARIS (Sputnik) - Four officers of a French police special unit were injured in clashes with migrants in the port city of Calais on Monday evening, BFMTV reported on Tuesday, citing sources in a prosecutor's office.

    According to the BFMTV channel, the policemen interfered when a group of migrants broke into one of the companies located in an industrial zone next to a road to the port city of Calais.

    The migrants reportedly threw stones at the policemen, injuring four of them. One of them sustained a head injury, the channel reported.

    The UNSA-Police trade union has already denounced the violence.

    Meanwhile, BBC reported about a blast that hit the Port of Calais.

    ​Calais, which is located near the French side of the Channel Tunnel connecting the country with the United Kingdom, has for years been home to hundreds of migrants trying to cross the border. In 2016, the migrant camp in Calais was dismantled due to horrible living conditions there. Even though the camp was dismantled, asylum seekers and refugees still arrive to the city.

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