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In view of the large increase in the number of immigrants trying to enter the UK illegally by truck, the governor of the Belgian province of Liège has imposed a night-time ban on one of the parking lots.

Last week, the Belgian province of Liège issued a decree prohibiting parking at the Aire de Tignée parking lot in Barchon near Soumagne at E40/E42 (routes leading to Calais and Dunkirk). The ban applies to vehicles over 3.5 tonnes and is in force between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m., according to local media reports. 

The reason for this measure is the growing number of immigrants trying to get to the British Isles by truck. The ban was introduced at the request of the mayors of Blegny and Soumagne – Marc Bolland and Benjamin Houete. The authorities and the inhabitants of both towns are concerned about the presence of refugees trying to break into trucks. 

 

The ban was introduced on 23 October for 2 weeks. After this period, the Governor shall decide to extend or remove the restriction.

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