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Police forcibly remove migrants from French-Italian border crossing

  • A migrant is removed by Italian police at the Franco-Italian border near Menton, southeastern France, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Some 150 migrants, principally from Eritrea and Sudan, have been trying since last Friday to cross the border from Italy but have been blocked by French and Italian police. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

    A migrant is removed by Italian police at the Franco-Italian border near Menton, southeastern France, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Some 150 migrants, principally from Eritrea and Sudan, have been trying since last Friday to cross the border from Italy but have been blocked by French and Italian police. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)  (The Associated Press)

  • Italian police officers remove a migrant in Ventimiglia, at the Italian-French border Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Police at Italy's Mediterranean border with France have forcibly removed some of the African migrants who have been camping out for days in hopes of continuing their journeys farther north. The migrants, mostly from Sudan and Eritrea, have been camped out for five days after French border police refused to let them cross. (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)

    Italian police officers remove a migrant in Ventimiglia, at the Italian-French border Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Police at Italy's Mediterranean border with France have forcibly removed some of the African migrants who have been camping out for days in hopes of continuing their journeys farther north. The migrants, mostly from Sudan and Eritrea, have been camped out for five days after French border police refused to let them cross. (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A man is held inside a car as Italian Police removed migrants Ventimiglia, at the Italian-French border Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Police at Italy's Mediterranean border with France have forcibly removed some of the African migrants who have been camping out for days in hopes of continuing their journeys farther north. The migrants, mostly from Sudan and Eritrea, have been camped out for five days after French border police refused to let them cross. (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)

    A man is held inside a car as Italian Police removed migrants Ventimiglia, at the Italian-French border Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Police at Italy's Mediterranean border with France have forcibly removed some of the African migrants who have been camping out for days in hopes of continuing their journeys farther north. The migrants, mostly from Sudan and Eritrea, have been camped out for five days after French border police refused to let them cross. (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Police at Italy's Mediterranean border with France have forcibly removed some of the African migrants who have been camping out for days in hopes of continuing their journeys farther north.

The group held onto signposts and tried to resist being loaded onto buses brought in to clear them from the Ventimiglia border crossing. Other migrants on the rocks jutting out in the sea were left alone.

The migrants, mostly from Sudan and Eritrea, have been camped out for five days after French border police refused to let them cross. The French Interior Ministry says it tightened border controls due to the influx of migrants.