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Sauvons Calais an anti-migrant groups, its perspective maintaining public order

Abstract : This article focuses on a French anti-refugee vigilante group: Sauvons Calais (Save Calais) created in 2013. Linked to the radical far right, it aims to mobilize the population against the presence of migrants in Calais. The goals of this nationalist group are the establishment of self-defense groups against refugees and the expulsion of all migrants. Its activities also take the form of vigilantism: calls for self-justice, patrols, direct action. We will also dwell on the cloudy links between the group and law enforcement agencies. Studying the emergence of this type of collective is particularly interesting: given the situation in Europe, it is likely that those types of groups will start multiplying across the continent.
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Matthijs Gardenier. Sauvons Calais an anti-migrant groups, its perspective maintaining public order. Revue Europeenne des Migrations Internationales, Université de Poitiers, 2019. ⟨hal-03155131⟩



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