Calais is a French town and main seaport for ferries between France and England. The Channel Tunnel between the countries opened in 1994. Recently Calais has become a destination for many refugees wishing to enter England.
The mass brawls between African and Afghan migrants in the French port city of Calais Thursday have prompted residents to call on the government to step in, telling RT they have been living in fear for years.
Migrants in Calais told RT they are fighting to reach the UK because other European states offer them nothing but abuse and destitution. This is despite EU promises they would be integrated into society.