On Tuesday night, 1,500 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel, operator Eurotunnel said. ... And overnight Monday, 2,000 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel through the French terminal near Calais, Eurotunnel said.
Calais police Officer Gilles Debove told French state radio that "2,000 migrants didn't arrive just like that."
"We can't possibly imagine it's a wave of 2,000 migrants," Debove said. "Let us be clear: Those are 2,000 intrusions on the site. To compare, about three weeks ago, it was around 500."
Debove said about 1,000 migrants had been waiting around the Eurotunnel site and had repeatedly cut fences.NATO needs to find out very quickly who's organized and directed this sophisticated operation because its implications are alarming. I don't want to hear, and the French and UK authorities shouldn't want to hear, that it's just a few well-meaning European and British humanitarian organizations trying to help the downtrodden get into the UK.
But right now the French and British need to call in the military and treat the operation as an assault. The most troubling aspect of the op is that it's clearly designed to probe for weaknesses in European/UK border security.
See also BBC July 29, Channel Tunnel lorry drivers 'threatened with [steel] bars and knives.'
Thousands of truckers recounting they're being threatened by 'migrants.' The situation is escalating.