Chaos rises in Calais with workers on strike blocking roads

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Chaos rises in Calais with workers on strike blocking roads
CALAIS, FRANCE - JULY 31: Boys sit on a barrier as ferry workers burn tyres on both lanes of a road leading to the port of Calais on July 31, 2015 in Calais, France. Employees of My Ferry Link blocked the key route leading to the port as part of an ongoing dispute over job losses. Strike action and daily attempts by hundreds of migrants to enter the Channel Tunnel and onto trains heading to the United Kingdom is causing delays to passenger and freight services across the channel. British Prime Minster David Cameron has announced that extra sniffer dogs and fencing are to be sent to Calais and land owned by the Ministry of Defence is to be used as a lorry park to ease congestion near the port of Dover in Kent. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
CALAIS, FRANCE - JULY 31: Ferry workers burn tyres on both lanes of a road leading to the port of Calais on July 31, 2015 in Calais, France. Employees of My Ferry Link blocked the key route leading to the port as part of an ongoing dispute over job losses. Strike action and daily attempts by hundreds of migrants to enter the Channel Tunnel and onto trains heading to the United Kingdom is causing delays to passenger and freight services across the channel. British Prime Minster David Cameron has announced that extra sniffer dogs and fencing are to be sent to Calais and land owned by the Ministry of Defence is to be used as a lorry park to ease congestion near the port of Dover in Kent. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
CALAIS, FRANCE - JULY 31: Ferry workers burn tyres on both lanes of a road leading to the port of Calais on July 31, 2015 in Calais, France. Employees of My Ferry Link blocked the key route leading to the port as part of an ongoing dispute over job losses. Strike action and daily attempts by hundreds of migrants to enter the Channel Tunnel and onto trains heading to the United Kingdom is causing delays to passenger and freight services across the channel. British Prime Minster David Cameron has announced that extra sniffer dogs and fencing are to be sent to Calais and land owned by the Ministry of Defence is to be used as a lorry park to ease congestion near the port of Dover in Kent. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
CALAIS, FRANCE - JULY 31: Ferry workers burn tyres on both lanes of a road leading to the port of Calais on July 31, 2015 in Calais, France. Employees of My Ferry Link blocked the key route leading to the port as part of an ongoing dispute over job losses. Strike action and daily attempts by hundreds of migrants to enter the Channel Tunnel and onto trains heading to the United Kingdom is causing delays to passenger and freight services across the channel. British Prime Minster David Cameron has announced that extra sniffer dogs and fencing are to be sent to Calais and land owned by the Ministry of Defence is to be used as a lorry park to ease congestion near the port of Dover in Kent. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
CALAIS, FRANCE - JULY 31: Ferry workers burn tyres on both lanes of a road leading to the port of Calais on July 31, 2015 in Calais, France. Employees of My Ferry Link blocked the key route leading to the port as part of an ongoing dispute over job losses. Strike action and daily attempts by hundreds of migrants to enter the Channel Tunnel and onto trains heading to the United Kingdom is causing delays to passenger and freight services across the channel. British Prime Minster David Cameron has announced that extra sniffer dogs and fencing are to be sent to Calais and land owned by the Ministry of Defence is to be used as a lorry park to ease congestion near the port of Dover in Kent. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
CALAIS, FRANCE - JULY 31: Ferry workers burn tyres on both lanes of a road leading to the port of Calais on July 31, 2015 in Calais, France. Employees of My Ferry Link blocked the key route leading to the port as part of an ongoing dispute over job losses. Strike action and daily attempts by hundreds of migrants to enter the Channel Tunnel and onto trains heading to the United Kingdom is causing delays to passenger and freight services across the channel. British Prime Minster David Cameron has announced that extra sniffer dogs and fencing are to be sent to Calais and land owned by the Ministry of Defence is to be used as a lorry park to ease congestion near the port of Dover in Kent. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
CALAIS, FRANCE - JULY 31: Ferry workers burn tyres on both lanes of a road leading to the port of Calais on July 31, 2015 in Calais, France. Employees of My Ferry Link blocked the key route leading to the port as part of an ongoing dispute over job losses. Strike action and daily attempts by hundreds of migrants to enter the Channel Tunnel and onto trains heading to the United Kingdom is causing delays to passenger and freight services across the channel. British Prime Minster David Cameron has announced that extra sniffer dogs and fencing are to be sent to Calais and land owned by the Ministry of Defence is to be used as a lorry park to ease congestion near the port of Dover in Kent. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
CALAIS, FRANCE - JULY 31: Ferry workers burn tyres on both lanes of a road leading to the port of Calais on July 31, 2015 in Calais, France. Employees of My Ferry Link blocked the key route leading to the port as part of an ongoing dispute over job losses. Strike action and daily attempts by hundreds of migrants to enter the Channel Tunnel and onto trains heading to the United Kingdom is causing delays to passenger and freight services across the channel. British Prime Minster David Cameron has announced that extra sniffer dogs and fencing are to be sent to Calais and land owned by the Ministry of Defence is to be used as a lorry park to ease congestion near the port of Dover in Kent. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
CALAIS, FRANCE - JULY 31: Ferry workers burn tyres on both lanes of a road leading to the port of Calais on July 31, 2015 in Calais, France. Employees of My Ferry Link blocked the key route leading to the port as part of an ongoing dispute over job losses. Strike action and daily attempts by hundreds of migrants to enter the Channel Tunnel and onto trains heading to the United Kingdom is causing delays to passenger and freight services across the channel. British Prime Minster David Cameron has announced that extra sniffer dogs and fencing are to be sent to Calais and land owned by the Ministry of Defence is to be used as a lorry park to ease congestion near the port of Dover in Kent. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
CALAIS, FRANCE - JULY 31: Ferry workers burn tyres on both lanes of a road leading to the port of Calais on July 31, 2015 in Calais, France. Employees of My Ferry Link blocked the key route leading to the port as part of an ongoing dispute over job losses. Strike action and daily attempts by hundreds of migrants to enter the Channel Tunnel and onto trains heading to the United Kingdom is causing delays to passenger and freight services across the channel. British Prime Minster David Cameron has announced that extra sniffer dogs and fencing are to be sent to Calais and land owned by the Ministry of Defence is to be used as a lorry park to ease congestion near the port of Dover in Kent. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
CALAIS, FRANCE - JULY 31: People run past tyres burning on a road leading to the port of Calais on July 31, 2015 in Calais, France. Employees of My Ferry Link blocked the key route leading to the port as part of an ongoing dispute over job losses. Strike action and daily attempts by hundreds of migrants to enter the Channel Tunnel and onto trains heading to the United Kingdom is causing delays to passenger and freight services across the channel. British Prime Minster David Cameron has announced that extra sniffer dogs and fencing are to be sent to Calais and land owned by the Ministry of Defence is to be used as a lorry park to ease congestion near the port of Dover in Kent. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
Striking employees of the My Ferry Link company block the access to the harbour after setting tyres on fire on July 31, 2015 in Calais, northern France, following the failure of negotiations with French government concerning job cuts. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)
Striking employees of the My Ferry Link company block the access to the harbour after setting tyres on fire on July 31, 2015 in Calais, northern France, following the failure of negotiations with French government concerning job cuts. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)
Striking employees of the My Ferry Link company block the access to the harbour after setting tyres on fire on July 31, 2015 in Calais, northern France, following the failure of negotiations with French government concerning job cuts. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)
Striking employees of the My Ferry Link company block the access to the harbour after setting tyres on fire on July 31, 2015 in Calais, northern France, following the failure of negotiations with French government concerning job cuts. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Adding fuel to the increasing chaos in Calais, on strike ferry workers are setting fire to large piles of tires effectively blocking off roadways leading to town. The strike -- plus hundreds of migrants attempting to cross -- has slowed passenger and freight services through the channel.


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