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Burnt to ashes: ambushed truck near Calais. Screenshot from La Voix du Nord

2019: Second truck attacked in Calais and driver assaulted

Some 50 migrants set alight a heavy-duty truck and seriously assaulted its driver after they had ambushed the vehicle on a French highway near Calais, according to reports.

Published: January 10, 2019, 7:40 am

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    According to regional French daily La Voix Du Nord, the driver was taken to hospital after being badly beaten by the migrants as he was trying to escape from the truck.

    The Bulgarian trucker had attempted to ram through a blockade of flaming pallets erected by migrants on the ring road near Calais. When he failed, he got out of the vehicle. He was then assaulted by the gang.

    The migrants all had reportedly fled the scene when authorities arrived. The truck meanwhile, was completely destroyed.

    Police have not yet arrested any suspects involved in the most recent incident.

    Calais, in France, is a hub for trucks and passenger vehicles heading to and arriving from from the United Kingdom.

    “It’s a sobering sight for truck drivers arriving into Calais off the ferry from Dover…the wreckage of a truck torched at a migrant roadblock last night… ” ITN Channel 4 News journalist Stuart Webb noted.

    The prefecture of Pas-de-Calais confirmed the attack and said the port bypass which joins the A16 was reopened to traffic around 15:00.

    Due to the towing operation on the harbor bypass, and the charred road, traffic was still disrupted on the A16, in the direction Boulogne Calais.

    According to the prefecture, the number of obstacles to traffic caused by migrants has already risen to 2 incidents this year, including this one. In 2018 there were 26 such cases, 45 in 2017 and 865 in 2016, when the migrants squatter camp, called the “Jungle” of Calais, had not yet been demolished.

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    • Bryan O’Driscoll

      It is quite obvious that the creatures who misrule Europe care nothing for the native peoples. That swarms of feral sub-humans like those who infest the camp at Calais are allowed to do what they do for years on end is all one needs to see to understand it. In a healthy land these vermin would be slaughtered like the rats they are in short order. Of course, in a healthy environment they would not even be allowed to set foot on our continent at all. The endless swarms of these cockroaches in human clothes could have been stopped decades ago if our rulers had wished it. However, regardless of what the populations of the various European nations wanted of voted for the endless brown stream has never even slowed down. To paraphrase a line from a well known film, ‘we have been targeted for termination’. And we will be terminated unless we make the monsters who are doing this to us bleed. All the voting, or protesting, or complaining, or tweeting or videos in the world will not have the slightest effect on the elite demons who wish our destruction. Only the spilling of their blood will stop them.


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