UK police rule out group entry for Calais Syrian refugees
CALAIS (AFP) - A team of British border police on Friday ruled out a group entry for some 60 Syrian asylum seekers blocking a gangway at a ferry terminal in the French port of Calais.
The three-member team of the Border Force held talks with the refugees, who are desperately trying to get to Britain.
But the British officials said they could only examine on a case-by-case basis the requests of those who already had family in Britain, according to Denis Robin, the top government official for France's northern Pas-de-Calais region.
The negotiations included two representatives for the refugees, 60 of whom have blockaded the terminal since Wednesday.