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The Latest: 27 police officers hurt in 2 nights of clashes at Calais migrant camp

  • FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, file photo released by the Prime Minister's office, Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, right, looks at the remains of a crashed Russian passenger jet in Hassana, Egypt. Egyptian media have reacted with fury as Britain and the U.S. increasingly point to a bomb as the cause of the Russian plane crash, and many have hammered home to the public that their country is facing a Western conspiracy to scare off tourists and destroy the economy. (Suliman el-Oteify/Egyptian Prime Minister's Office via AP, File)

    FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, file photo released by the Prime Minister's office, Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, right, looks at the remains of a crashed Russian passenger jet in Hassana, Egypt. Egyptian media have reacted with fury as Britain and the U.S. increasingly point to a bomb as the cause of the Russian plane crash, and many have hammered home to the public that their country is facing a Western conspiracy to scare off tourists and destroy the economy. (Suliman el-Oteify/Egyptian Prime Minister's Office via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • A boat carrying migrants and refugees arrives at a beach on the northern shore of Lesbos, Greece, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. Well over half a million people have reached the Greek islands so far this year, a record number of arrivals, and the journey has proved fatal for hundreds. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

    A boat carrying migrants and refugees arrives at a beach on the northern shore of Lesbos, Greece, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. Well over half a million people have reached the Greek islands so far this year, a record number of arrivals, and the journey has proved fatal for hundreds. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)  (The Associated Press)

  • Two boys sit on an inflatable dinghy after arriving from neighboring Turkey at a beach on the northern shore of Lesbos, Greece, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. Over half a million migrants and refugees have reached the Greek islands so far this year, a record number of arrivals, and the journey has proved fatal for hundreds. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

    Two boys sit on an inflatable dinghy after arriving from neighboring Turkey at a beach on the northern shore of Lesbos, Greece, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. Over half a million migrants and refugees have reached the Greek islands so far this year, a record number of arrivals, and the journey has proved fatal for hundreds. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)  (The Associated Press)

The latest news as tens of thousands of people fleeing war or poverty make their way across Europe. All times local.

11:55 a.m.

Riot police and migrants camped near the French port of Calais have clashed in overnight violence that aid workers say reflects the growing frustration of refugees' inability to smuggle themselves aboard trucks and trains bound for Britain.

Calais police say officers monitoring the 6,000-resident camp east of the port city were pelted with rocks after midnight Monday and again Tuesday as migrants tried to block a neighboring highway that leads to the main ferry terminal. They say 27 officers have suffered minor injuries — mainly bruises — including 11 early Tuesday.

Aid workers said police fired tear gas canisters at rock-throwing crowds on the highway and in the camp. Migrants said sparks and heat from some canisters caused scorch damage to tents, but no serious injuries were reported.