From London to Calais – Anti-Fascist Solidarity
London Antifascists reports on antifascist activities in Calais, for more information check http://calaismigrantsolidarity.wordpress.com/.
On the weekend of September 6/7th members of London Anti Fascists traveled to Calais to support the call out made by Action Antifasciste Nord-Pas-Du-Calais (NP2C) for a “Weekend of Antifascist Resistance” opposing local far right group Sauvons Calais (“Save Calais”). Along with supporting the NP2C call out, LAF hosted a benefit in late August along with other anti-fascists and No Borders activists, collecting donated materials (books, camping gear, clothing…) to be distributed at the jungles upon our arrival.
Calais is the site of ongoing struggle for an estimated 1200 migrants and refugees forced to live in “jungles” – camps in small patches of forest and abandoned land – and risk death in order to make it to the UK and claim asylum. The squats and jungles inhabited by the migrants are frequently demolished by police, while the threat of fascist and racist violence, for both migrants…
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