A 16 year old boy.

A 16 year old boy has lost his eye after being shot in the face with a tear gas canister.

A 16 year old boy has lost his eye at the hands of the CRS.

A 16 year old boy, alone and sleeping rough in Calais, additionally has extensive damage to his nose.

A 16 year old boy, having lost one eye, faces losing sight in the other eye as a result of spreading infection.

A 16 year old boy, who has no guardian or parent, will be put back out on the streets when he is released from hospital.

A 16 year old b-who cares, he’s just a migrant. It’s his own fault, he’s an economic migrant coming to steal our jobs and benefits, if he’d settled in the first European country he came to like a good little refugee he wouldn’t have lost his eye. It’s not the police’s fault, they’re just doing their job. The police feel sad and helpless too. He’s probably not even 16, and is actually a 33 year old terrorist with a beard ready to blow up our own 16 year old boys. But what about all of our own homeless with no eyes? Pack your bags and off you go, back to where you came from. 

A 16 year old boy.

A 16 year old boy has lost his eye.

A 16 year old boy has lost his eye after being shot in the face with a teargas canister, here in the middle of Fortress Europe, in France, funded by UK taxes, funded by you.



Further reading on Thursday’s events:

Gimmie Shelter

Vague Statements by Police Create Rumours and Tensions in Calais

A video of the situation, shared by l’Auberge des Migrants


Other essential reading:

Slavery in Libya: life inside a container

Stranded in Calais: ‘This is not a life … We are human, we are human’

Latest Human Rights Watch article: A Calais, Macron souffle le chaud et le froid

Israeli Holocaust survivors plead case of African migrants

Britain’s treatment of refugees fleeing the Nazis is a story of brutality cloaked in bureaucracy

‘Now is not the time’: Violence forces refugees to flee Afghanistan again

EU nationals held in immigration detention soars

“I am like a prisoner again”: Glasgow’s destitute Eritreans





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