A few days after its announcemen the Kronstadt Hangar, the newly opened space for migrants and activists in Calais, was opened to the public on Saturday 6 February 2010 . It is the aim of the project to create a safe space, where migrants and supporters can meet without harassment by the police and to give the migrants a voice of their own.
On Saturday afternoon police tried to keep any migrants from attending the space by building lines in the street. However, about 150 migrants broke their lines and gathered in the space with tea and coffee.
On the afternoon of 7th February police have raided the Kronstadt Hangar. ( London NoBorders press release 7th February, 17.30) .
Calais Noborders and SoS Sans Papier have re-opened the Kronstadt Hangar with a press conference at Wednesday (10th Feb) afternoon. ( see video on dailymotion)
Noborders Brighton: What really happened
Statement by Calais Migrant Solidarity on the police raid (7 Feb) | Statement of SoS Sans Papier on police raid (french, 7 Feb) | Statement by Coordination National de Sans Papier (french, 7 Feb)
Other Articles: Updates from 7th February | Press Release 6 Feb by Calais Migrant Solidarity | Photos from 6th February | Recordings from Press Conference in London (4 Feb) | Guardian Comment Is Free article, 04/02/10 | Press Release 28th January | Brighton NoBorders response to the Daily Mail | More News from Calais