Statement from the hunger strikers in ‘The Jungle’ in Calais [25 March 2016]
We would like to extend our deep condolences to the people of Brussels and all the victims of Tuesday’s attacks.
It is from this same violence and terror that so many of the people of The Jungle are running. We must stand together, united as humanity, against violence in all its forms.
In the many months that we have been in The Jungle we have endured living in squalid and filthy conditions. We have all been subject to routine and systematic racist violence at the hands of nationalists, fascists and the French police. This experience of violence is common to all in The Jungle and has occurred on an almost daily basis. For many, including very young and unaccompanied refugees, this violence simply became the norm.
Despite the terrible conditions which we found ourselves living in, no…
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