London protest as France blocks migrant aid convoy

Pro-refugee protesters hold signs as they gather to protest outside the French Embassy in central London on June 18, 2016Protesters rallied outside the French embassy in London on Saturday after an aid convoy intended for migrants was turned back by French border police. After gathering near parliament in London, the convoy of around 250 vehicles, including a 38-tonne truck full of aid, set off for the southeast English port of Dover. After returning to London, demonstrators let off flares and waved socialist party placards reading “refugees welcome”, “open the borders” and “fight racism and Islamophobia”.

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