Migrants swim to France from Italy (2)

Force police cordon at Ventimiglia

(ANSA) - Genoa, August 5 - A group of 300 migrants and asylum seekers at the border town of Ventimiglia forced a police cordon, jumped into the sea and swam to France on Friday.
    Some of the asylum seekers simply ran across the border, breaking through a French police cordon and onto the crowded beaches beyond.
    Italian and French police fired tear gas but were unable to stop them.
   

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