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Violent Clashes in Calais. 1st October 2016
Oct 3, 2016
Violent clashes erupted in the so-called Jungle camp in Calais, home to thousands of migrants, after a demonstration in their support was banned by local authorities. The clashes opposed far left « No border » militants and migrants to the police, leaving 5 policemen and one photographer injured. Another 150 protesters who left Paris aboard four coaches, were blocked by police at a toll road 50 km...
Marine Le Pen's Political Season Begins
Sep 21, 2016
On September 4th 2016, in Brachay, Marine Le Pen inaugurated her political season, which will eventually culminate at the first round of the French presidential elections to be held on April 23rd 2017.
Brachay is a small village of 57 that witnessed the victory of the nationalist party on the first round of the last three presidential elections. In this rally, Marine Le Pen addressed the worries of...
Dismantling the Calais "Jungle"
Mar 2, 2016
On February 29, 2016 French authorities started to dismantle the southern part of the Calais Jungle, sending demolition teams in the early morning. Around 100 shacks were destroyed and that evening clashes broke out between police forces and migrants.
"The Jungle" is the name given to the the shantytown near the city of Calais, where around 5,000 migrants live while attempting to enter the United Kingdom.
Jerome Sessini's Calais 'Jungle' on Time Lightbox
Feb 26, 2016
Jerome Sessini has made several trips to Calais, site of the "Jungle" - the massive migrant encampment, home to thousands of undocumented people hoping to enter the UK from mainland Europe.
A main crossing-route from France to England, since 1999 Calais has been the site of many different camps, of varying size and type. As of 2015, the Jungle was home to 6,000 inhabitants living in difficult conditions....
Serbia. Migrants in Transit.
Aug 27, 2015
Jérôme Sessini documented the harrowing journey of migrants through Europe as they attempt to cross into the passport-free Schengen zone from Serbia.
Most of these migrants are fleeing conflict in their homeland, seeking refuge and the chance of a life away from the devastation of war and unrest. This is Europe’s worst refugee crisis since the second world war and the influx shows no signs of slowing....