Friday, October 4, 2013

Syrian refugees threaten to kill themselves if they are not allowed to enter Great Britain

(Calais) Approximately 60 Syrians who have made their way across Europe have informed the authorities at the English Channel that if they are not allowed to enter the UK they will kill themselves. The group, including some 20 who are also on hunger strike, have occupied the footbridge of a ferry terminal at the port, where ships leave for Britain. The asylum seekers have been holding placards reading "Thank you Francois Hollande" and "We want to talk to David Cameron".

Two of the protesters have climbed on to the ferry terminal roof and are threatening to jump off if their demands are not met.

Despite being offered the right to seek asylum in France, the group say they want to start new lives in Britain, and that they are treated "worse than animals" in France. One of the asylum seekers, a 24-year-old literature graduate told The Guardian that many of the Syrians had "a lot of difficulty with the French police". "They have been arrested or followed, they have had to sleep rough in abandoned buildings or on the street, sometimes for months.

The funny thing is, the bBC aren't reporting this story. Instead, they are filling the airwaves with a story about how offended a communist is over the fact his Jewish father who, days after coming to the UK in May 1940, wrote in his diary he wanted Britain to lose the coming war.