Albanian immigrants trying to go by dinghy to the United Kingdom via the English Channel in France have clashed with the French police, after the latter damaged the dinghy they were going to Britain with.
The group of Albanian immigrants clashed with the police in the village of Gravelines near Dunkirk.
Public officers from the French CRS – the general reserve of the French National Police damaged at least two of the migrants’ rafts before they left, writes the Daily Mail.
Frustrated, the migrants started throwing stones and tree branches at the police officers, who used tear gas to disperse the crowd.
A large number of boats are expected to leave this weekend after bad weather in the country has prevented migrants from crossing the English Channel since October 31.