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Pictures from Metasabia Rigby in Calais, France

Voices co-coordinator Metasabia Rigby has just arrived in Calais, where police are dismantling a camp where refugees wait to cross the chunnel into Britain. Most of them are from Afghanistan and Syria. The camp has become an impromptu village of sorts, where residents take care of each other. Despite the independent nature of the camp and its non-interference with most of French life, many French citizens and commentators have been angered by the presence of the camp and have pressured the government to dismantle it. Continuous police raids and evictions are expected day after day.

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