Gangs of migrants ran out onto the motorway and brought traffic to a standstill outside the port, so that they could break into lorries and stow away in an attempt to sneak across the Channel.
An England football fan caught up in the chaos reported that gangs of migrants were shouting “f*** the UK” as they hurled rocks at his car, posting photos on social media of clouds of tear gas fired by embattled police.
Others revealed that the port had been “shut” by the authorities due to the chaos with “miles of stationary traffic” snaking back through the town, with one tweetlng: “UK Border control Calais side has stopped, we are all sat here waiting for cars to start flowing through? No toilets and water.”
Another added: “Migrants chucking stones at cars at Calais. All major routes are shut.”
Chaos erupted at around 3pm when the hundreds of migrants made the organised raid on the motorway linking the town to the port, which was closed by authorities for more than four hours, sparking traffic mayhem. It finally reopened at around 7pm after being left strewn with debris.
The orchestrated raid is being viewed as particularly brazen by the authorities, who observed that migrants usually attempted to board lorries under the cover of darkness.
Migrants broke through security fencing protecting the entry road to the port