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Hundreds Protest Migrant Camp In France

A convoy of farmers, French businesses owners and locals blockade the main road into the Port of Calais as they protest against a migrant camp on Sept. 5, 2016 in Calais, France. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
A convoy of farmers, French businesses owners and locals blockade the main road into the Port of Calais as they protest against a migrant camp on Sept. 5, 2016 in Calais, France. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
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Protesters formed a human chain today in Calais, France, the port city that houses some 7,000 migrants who are trying to get to Britain. Truck drivers also joined the protest.

Many of the migrants try to jump on those trucks to get passage to the U.K. The mayor of Calais says the situation has become untenable. Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with the BBC's Steve Chittenden about the demonstration.

Guest

Steve Chittenden, BBC reporter.

This segment aired on September 5, 2016. The audio for this segment is not available.

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