Keyword: blockade

French fishermen blockade Channel ports in pulse fishing protest

French fishermen mounted a blockade of the ports of Calais and Boulogne, both major hubs for cross-Channel transport, in protest at the use, notably by Dutch fishing fleets, of electric stunning of fish, known as pulse fishing, which they complain is rapidly depleting stocks and which the European Parliament has voted to outlaw.

Calais blockade: protest targets migrant camp

Lorry drivers and farmers stage protest against the French government's failure to close the camp, known as the 'Jungle'.

Ferry services resume between France and England after Calais blockade lifted

Passengers at Dover and Calais were left stranded for hours after protest on eve of visit to French port by French prime minister.

Thousands of holidaymakers stranded as French ferry workers blockade Calais

Protesters used lifeboats to stop ships entering or leaving the French port on one of busiest nights of the year.

French Roma gypsies block major motorway to Calais with burning tyres

Protest aimed at getting prisoner, whose father was among those killed in Roma camp earlier this week, released for funeral.

Calais port closed as striking French ferry workers block road

Up to 600 workers at MyFerryLink risk losing their jobs on July 2 following decision by Eurotunnel to end its partnership with the company.

French protest boat heads for Gaza

A small French motor yacht slipped out of Greek waters Tuesday in an attempt to break Israeli's naval blockade on Gaza.