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Syrian refugees call off Calais protest
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http://www.thelocal.fr/20131005/syrian-refugees-call-off-calais-protest

A group of some 60 Syrian asylum seekers blocking a gangway at a ferry terminal in the French port of Calais in a desperate attempt to get to Britain on Friday ended their protest.

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They backed down after talks with British border police who ruled out group entry for the Syrians.

The group dispersed with the vast majority gathering their belongings and heading back into the centre of Calais.

Eight of the group, five adults and three children, took a bus to the town of Arras to seek shelter there.

Earlier in the day, the three-member team of the Border Force held talks with the refugees.

British officials said they could only examine on a case-by-case basis the requests of those who already had family in Britain, according to Denis Robin, the top government official for Fr


Added: Oct-5-2013 Occurred On: Oct-5-2013
By: gemini
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Regional News, Politics
Tags: syrian, refugee, call, off, protest
Location: Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France (load item map)
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