Aggressive clearances in Calais this week
This week in Calais the police have been particularly harsh.
On Thursday, while our attention was focused on 39 horrific deaths, they chose to perform an exceptionally aggressive clearance. As usual peoples tents and sleeping bags were taken but, this time, people were driven from their tents in the early morning leaving many personal possessions behind. Clothes, shoes and personal items were indiscriminately destroyed while many people were forced onto buses and driven far away.
This casual brutality is needless and cruel. I don’t have words to describe seeing people standing freezing in the rain when they have nothing left and other humans have treated them in this way.
This weekend we have distributed tents and sleeping bags but now they need more clothes and boots and coats.
Please consider volunteering this winter. You don’t need any specialist skills just bring the humanity and compassion that they sorely need to see.
If you are not able to volunteer you can help by donating here: Care4Calais.org/donate