Iranian migrants sew mouths shut in French camp protest

Calais – Six Iranian migrants have sewed their mouths shut to protest the mass evictions and destruction of a large swath of a migrant camp in northern France in a desperate bid to bring attention to their plight.

The unusual protest Wednesday came on the third day of an operation to dismantle the makeshift camp on the edge of Calais. Most of the several thousand living there hope to sneak across the English Channel to Britain.

A court ruled last month that the destruction of the large southern sector of the camp is legal but common spaces like houses of worship must be spared.



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