We meet in a nondescript coffee shop in a post-industrial town. It’s a greyish day and the little town holds memories of my youth, trapped in the sands of time. Teenage angst and social anxiety hang in the air like a cloud. The past clashes with the present. The world was simpler then, but I don’t yearn for it.
“[The volunteers] are people who have nothing else to do with their time and so instead disrupt public order, [and] provoke institutions. They are using people in distress and manipulating the migrants. It’s not about helping them.”
Natacha Bouchart, Calais Mayor