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NO SANCTUARY: The remaining protesters are evicted by French riot police

There are far more hospitable places than the Red Cross refugee center in Sangatte, in northern France, a stinking hangar crammed with over 1,600 asylum seekers and surrounded by police and a high wire fence. But that's exactly where 99 Iraqi Kurd and Afghan migrants badly wanted to be last week. we want to go to Sangatte or to die, read one handmade banner held aloft by a group of young men who occupied the Calais Church of Saint Pierre-Saint Paul, about 8 km from Sangatte. Most had paid thousands of dollars to people smugglers to get them this far, and...

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