Day two of the camp clearance and all still appears to be going smoothly. Early reports have come in from two Afghani friends who left the camp on a bus together. They are loving their new twin room accommodation in Pays De La Loire.
The unaccompanied minors situation appears to be more chaotic than we first thought. Many children have been unable to move into the containers because the first day of clearance only bussed out those who were keen to move. Consequently many of the containers are still ocupied by adults who dont want to move out.
Today we were told that demolition equipment would arrive, so we were awaiting the arrival of the bulldozers this morning, very much like the March clearances. Thankfully we had a dozer free day. It is rumoured that work people will arrive to dismantle the shelters rather than being bulldozed. Time will tell.
This morning there was a peaceful demonstration by the women of the camp, which has been widely posted on Facebook. The rest of the day in camp seems to have gone off without any violent incidents.
As for us, we spent the day sorting hundreds of boxes of donations, many of which are destined for Paris and some of the other smaller camps.
We hear that over the weekend, Paris police destroyed about 40 tents and shelters in the city.
We are off to Paris tomorrow with our can crammed full of sleeping bags and rents.
Check out the photo of our vicar-chef who cooks a mean stew for 100+ hungry volunteers on a single camping gas stove.
Will blog again tomorrow from Gay Paris....
WiFi permitting....oo la la
Steve and Pauline.